Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation

Tropical Islands Biodiversity Crisis:

The Indo-West Pacific

Editors: Lane, David J.W. (Ed.)

  • Presents an authoritative assessment of issues related to biodiversity and conservation on tropical islands
  • Provides numerous case studies on an island or organismal basis
  • Includes new information on the implications of climate change and invasive organisms on biodiversity loss
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This work assesses the issues facing biodiversity maintenance on tropical islands, and the impacts of biodiversity loss. These are one of the most threatened reservoirs of Earth's biodiversity and so merit special attention. The emphasis is on the Indo-West Pacific region, which includes many small islands where the biodiversity is under threat as a result of not only climate change and habitat destruction, but invasions by organisms previously absent from an island. The contributions are by distinguished biodiversity scientists from inside and outside the region, and cover topics ranging from the state of conservation action in South-East Asia, the role of parks, and the status and threat to endemics, to impacts of oil and gas exploration and forest fragmentation. Issues needing still to be addressed, especially in relation to implications of biodiversity loss or change for the maintenance of ecosystem processes, are highlighted. The range of organisms considered include amphibians and reptiles, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, and plants. The experiences, conclusions, recommendations, and case studies reported here can be read with profit by all involved in the conservation of the vulnerable biotas and ecosystems of islands. The book has 21 chapters, and is based on a conference "Biodiversity Crisis on Tropical Islands" held in the University of Brunei Darussalam in 2007, supplemented by invited keynote contributions. Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation 19:2 (2010).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tropical Islands Biodiversity Crisis:
Book Subtitle
The Indo-West Pacific
Editors
  • David J.W. Lane
Series Title
Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science +Business Media BV
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0167-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9231-9
Series ISSN
1875-1288
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 288
Additional Information
spin-off BIOC 19-2
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