Biodiversity Hotspots

Distribution and Protection of Conservation Priority Areas

Editors: Zachos, Frank E., Habel, Jan Christian (Eds.)

  • A valuable contribution to future research on biodiversity and its conservation
  • Included the original publication on the 35th biodiversity hotspot, the Forests of East Australia
  • Covers also less well-studies areas and taxa, such as marine ecosystems and invertebrates
  • Essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the fields of conservation biology, ecology and evolution
  • Richly illustrated
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Biodiversity and its conservation are among the main global topics in science and politics and perhaps the major challenge for the present and coming generations. This book written by international experts from different disciplines comprises general chapters on diversity and its measurement, human impacts on biodiversity hotspots on a global scale, human diversity itself and various geographic regions exhibiting high levels of diversity. The areas covered range from genetics and taxonomy to evolutionary biology, biogeography and the social sciences. In addition to the classic hotspots in the tropics, the book also highlights various other ecosystems harbouring unique species communities including coral reefs and the Southern Ocean. The approach taken considers, but is not limited to, the original hotspot definition sensu stricto and presents a chapter introducing the 35th hotspot, the forests of East Australia. While, due to a bias in data availability, the majority of contributions on particular taxa deal with vertebrates and plants, some also deal with the less-studied invertebrates. This book will be essential reading for anyone involved with biodiversity, particularly researchers and practitioners in the fields of conservation biology, ecology and evolution.

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“A ‘hotspot’ here signifies an area with high levels of biodiversity, endemism, and habitat loss. … these are regions of great concern to conservation biologists and the focus of this important volume, which stems from a conference held in Luxembourg in 2009. The book includes 26 chapters by 81 contributors. … Figure quality, including many color maps and images, is excellent. Summing Up:  Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in conservation biology.” (E. J. Sargis, Choice, Vol. 49 (8), April, 2012)

“Biodiversity Hotspots: Distribution and Protection of Conservation Priority Areas nicely … addresses other areas of high levels of interest for biodiversity. This volume is organized into six large parts, with 26 contributions. … the whole set provides a very solid and stimulating read for professionals studying biodiversity, both academics and practitioners, and will be a basic reference for the current state of research on biodiversity hotspots.” (Franck Courchamp, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 88 (1), March, 2013)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Global Biodiversity Conservation: The Critical Role of Hotspots

    Russell A. Mittermeier, Will R. Turner, Frank W. Larsen, Thomas M. Brooks, Claude Gascon

    Pages 3-22

  • A Tough Choice: Approaches Towards the Setting of Global Conservation Priorities

    Christine B. Schmitt

    Pages 23-42

  • Quantifying Biodiversity: Does It Matter What We Measure?

    T. Jonathan Davies, Marc W. Cadotte

    Pages 43-60

  • Human Population and the Hotspots Revisited: A 2010 Assessment

    John N. Williams

    Pages 61-81

  • Genetic Basis of Human Biodiversity: An Update

    Guido Barbujani, Vincenza Colonna

    Pages 97-119

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity Hotspots
Book Subtitle
Distribution and Protection of Conservation Priority Areas
Editors
  • Frank E. Zachos
  • Jan Christian Habel
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20992-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20992-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20991-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43869-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 546
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