Developments in Hydrobiology

Fifty Years After the "Homage to Santa Rosalia": Old and New Paradigms on Biodiversity in Aquatic Ecosystems

Santa Rosalia 50 Years on

Editors: Naselli-Flores, Luigi, Rossetti, Giampaolo (Eds.)

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  • Celebrates biodiversity in the "International Year of Biodiversity"
  • Opens the way to new paradigms in the investigation of biodiversity
  • Deals with aquatic biodiversity, the most threatened compartment of the biosphere
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This book celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of publication of one of the landmarks of the modern ecological thought: the “Homage to Santa Rosalia or why are there so many kinds of animals” by George Evelyn Hutchinson. Published in 1959 in the journal “The American Naturalist”, this article has been the engine which have moved most of the ecological research on biodiversity in the last half a century. Hutchinson starts his article by telling the legend of Santa Rosalia, a hermit who died in the second half of the XIII century and who spent the last years of her life in a cave nearby a pond. In this pond Hutchinson collected two species of aquatic insects and took the inspiration to explore the reasons why life is present on our Planet in such amazing variety of forms. This article thus inaugurated the season of research on biodiversity. Researchers and students in the field of ecology are the readers to whom this book is mainly addressed but also those involved in the history of Science will find in this book useful information. Issued in 2010, which has been declared “international Year of Biodiversity” by the United Nations, this book is also a tribute to the biological diversity allowing, enriching and sustaining human life.

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“The articles comprise a wide range of approaches from reviews to the results of specific studies which deal with biodiversity and its ecological function. … They provide a perfect paper for the hasty reader which offers a general access to the topics of the book and makes it easy to identify specific articles for further reading. … I would like to wish the book a broad audience also within the non-ecological community.” (Dieter Leßmann, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 13, 2012)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fifty Years After the "Homage to Santa Rosalia": Old and New Paradigms on Biodiversity in Aquatic Ecosystems
Book Subtitle
Santa Rosalia 50 Years on
Editors
  • Luigi Naselli-Flores
  • Giampaolo Rossetti
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
213
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9908-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9908-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9907-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3334-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 246
Additional Information
Reprinted from Hydriobiologia 653 (2010)
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