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Balkan Biodiversity

Pattern and Process in the European Hotspot

Editors: Griffiths, Huw I., Kryštufek, Boris, Reed, Jane M. (Eds.)

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Balkan Biodiversity is the first attempt to synthesise our current understanding of biodiversity in the great European hot spot. The conservation of biodiversity is one of today’s great ecological challenges but Balkan biodiversity is still poorly understood, in a region with complex physical geography and a long history of political conflict. The Balkans exhibit outstanding levels of endemism, particularly in caves and ancient lakes such as Ohrid; lying at the crossroads of Europe and Asia they are also renowned as a focus of Pleistocene glacial refugia. This volume unites a diverse group of international researchers for the first time. Its interdisciplinary approach gives a broad perspective on biodiversity at the level of the gene, species and ecosystem, including contributions on temporal change. Biological groups include plants, mammals, spiders and humans, cave-dwelling organisms, fish, aquatic invertebrates and algae. The book should be read by zoologists, botanists, speleobiologists, palaeoecologists, palaeolimnologists and environmental scientists.

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"This is an attractive book that is rich in both information and ideas, with an abundance of tables, species lists, maps and other illustrations. The editors have done an excellent job of ensuring that the papers are all presented to a consistently high standard. A subject index is provided. It should be appreciated by those with an interest in biodiversity and conservation, and is an essential volume for anyone who does, or intends to do, research on any aspect of biodiversity in the Balkans." (D. J. Horne, Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 38, 2007)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Pattern and Process in Balkan Biodiversity — An Overview

    Kryštufek, Boris (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Physical Geography of The Balkans and Nomenclature of Place Names

    Reed, Jane M. (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • East Mediterranean Vegetation and Climate Change

    Eastwood, Warren J.

    Pages 25-48

  • The Balkans as Prime Glacial Refugial Territory of European Temperate Trees

    Tzedakis, P. C.

    Pages 49-68

  • Quaternary Biotic Interactions in Slovenia and Adjacent Regions: the Vegetation

    Watts, David

    Pages 69-78

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2854-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2853-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6732-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Balkan Biodiversity
Book Subtitle
Pattern and Process in the European Hotspot
Editors
  • Huw I. Griffiths
  • Boris Kryštufek
  • Jane M. Reed
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2854-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2854-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2853-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6732-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 358
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