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Biodiversity under threat / editors, R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison.

Contributor(s): Hester, R. E. (Ronald E.) | Harrison, Roy M, 1948- | Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Issues in environmental science and technology ; v. 25. Publisher: Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2007Description: xviii, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780854042517 (hbk.); 0854042512 (hbk.).Subject(s): Biodiversity | Environmental engineering & technologyDDC classification: 333.95 BIO Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Impacts of agricultural change on farmland biodiversity in the UK -- The extent and future of global insect diversity -- Biological invasions in Europe : drivers, pressures, states, impacts and responses -- The deep sea : if we do not understand the biodiversity, can we assess the threat? -- Threatened habitats : marginal vegetation in upland areas -- Trends in biodiversity in Europe and the impact of land-use change -- Tropical moist forests -- The implementation of international biodiversity initiatives : constraints and successes -- Biodiversity assessment and change : the challenge of appropriate methods -- Drivers and pressures on biodiversity in analytical frameworks.
Summary: In this book the editors have provided a broad view of the many pressures imposed by human-induced changes and the many threats to global biodiversity and of the policy responses required to combat them.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Impacts of agricultural change on farmland biodiversity in the UK --
The extent and future of global insect diversity --
Biological invasions in Europe : drivers, pressures, states, impacts and responses --
The deep sea : if we do not understand the biodiversity, can we assess the threat? --
Threatened habitats : marginal vegetation in upland areas --
Trends in biodiversity in Europe and the impact of land-use change --
Tropical moist forests --
The implementation of international biodiversity initiatives : constraints and successes --
Biodiversity assessment and change : the challenge of appropriate methods --
Drivers and pressures on biodiversity in analytical frameworks.

In this book the editors have provided a broad view of the many pressures imposed by human-induced changes and the many threats to global biodiversity and of the policy responses required to combat them.

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