The Biology of Biodiversity

Editors: Kato, M. (Ed.)

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  • Multidisciplinary approaches to biodiversity

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Biological diversity, or biodiversity, refers to the universal attribute of all living organisms that each individual being is unique - that is, no two organisms are identical. The biology of biodiversity must include all the aspects of evolutionary and ecological sciences analyzing the origin, changes, and maintenance of the di­ versity of living organisms. Today biodiversity, which benefits human life in vari­ ous ways, is threatened by the expansion of human activities. Biological research in biodiversity contributes not only to understanding biodiversity itself but also to its conservation and utilization. The Biology of Biodiversity was the specialty area of the 1998 International Prize for Biology. The International Prize for Biology was established in 1985 in commemoration of the sixty-year reign of the Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biological research. The 1998 Prize was awarded to Professor Otto Thomas Solbrig, Harvard University, one of the authors of this book. In conjunction with the awarding of the International Prize for Biology, the 14th International Symposium with the theme of The Biology of Biodiversity was held in Hayama on the 9th and 10th of December 1998, with financial support by an international symposium grant from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan. The invited speakers were chosen so as to cover four basic aspects of biodiversity: species diversity and phylogeny, ecological biodiversity, development and evolution, and genetic diversity of living organisms including human beings.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • The Origin of Reproductive Isolation: Biological Mechanisms of Genetic Incompatibility

    Pages 3-19

    Sawamura, Kyoichi

  • A Molecular Perspective on the Conservation of Diversity

    Pages 21-34

    Moritz, Craig

  • Mitochondrial Molecular Clocks and the Origin of Euteleostean Biodiversity: Familial Radiation of Perciforms May Have Predated the Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary

    Pages 35-52

    Kumazawa, Yoshinori (et al.)

  • Molecular α-Taxonomy of a Morphologically Simple Fern

    Pages 53-66

    Murakami, Noriaki (et al.)

  • Adaptive Radiation, Dispersal, and Diversification of the Hawaiian Lobeliads

    Pages 67-90

    Givnish, Thomas J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Biology of Biodiversity
Editors
  • M. Kato
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-65930-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-65930-3
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-65932-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 324
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