Ecological Research Monographs

The Biodiversity Observation Network in the Asia-Pacific Region

Toward Further Development of Monitoring

Editors: Nakano, Shin-ichi, Yahara, Tetsukazu, Nakashizuka, Tohru (Eds.)

  • Brings together vital information not collected or analyzed until now  
  • A quantum step toward synergy between development and biodiversity conservation
  • For biodiversity scientists not only in the Asia-Pacific but in other regions of the world
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Biological diversity is important for ecosystem function and services, which in turn is essential for human well-being. Under the Convention on Biological Diversity, international efforts have been made to achieve a significant reduction in the current rate of biodiversity loss. The loss continues, however. The Asia-Pacific region includes both developing countries with high biodiversity and developed countries with sophisticated data collection and analyses, but only limited information about the status quo of biodiversity in this region has been available. Many Asia-Pacific countries have rapidly grown their economies and social infrastructures, causing a loss of biodiversity and requiring an urgent mandate to achieve a balance between development and conservation in the region.  In December 2009, scientists successfully organized the Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network in the region, to establish a network for research and monitoring of ecosystems and biodiversity and to build a cooperative framework. The present volume is the first collection of information on biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific and represents a quantum step forward in science that optimizes the synergy between development and biodiversity conservation.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Strategies to Observe and Assess Changes of Terrestrial Biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific Regions

    Yahara, Tetsukazu (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Biodiversity Outlook in the Southeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects for the Next Decade

    Fuentes, Rodrigo U. (et al.)

    Pages 21-25

  • Economics and Economic Valuation of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Japan

    Yoshida, Kentaro (et al.)

    Pages 27-35

  • Plant Diversity in Two Philippine Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

    Amoroso, Victor B.

    Pages 39-51

  • Biodiversity Observation and Monitoring in Thailand

    Marod, Dokrak (et al.)

    Pages 53-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Biodiversity Observation Network in the Asia-Pacific Region
Book Subtitle
Toward Further Development of Monitoring
Editors
  • Shin-ichi Nakano
  • Tetsukazu Yahara
  • Tohru Nakashizuka
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54032-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54032-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54031-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54665-8
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 480
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