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         Biodiversity:     more books (100)
  1. Kentucky's Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity
  2. Breakfast Of Biodiversity: The Political Ecology of Rain Forest Destruction by John Vandermeer, Ivette Perfecto, 2005-10-01
  3. The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography (MPB-32) (Monographs in Population Biology) by Stephen P. Hubbell, 2001-05-01
  4. Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity
  5. Conserving Forest Biodiversity: A Comprehensive Multiscaled Approach by David Lindenmayer, Jerry F. Franklin, 2002-07-01
  6. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective
  7. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Ecological and Economic Foundations
  8. Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race, and History (Foundations of Human Behavior) by Jonathan Marks, 1995-12-31
  9. Getting Biodiversity Projects to Work: Towards More Effective Conservation and Development (Biology and Resource Management Series)
  10. Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth (CitizenKid) by Rochelle Strauss, 2004-08-01
  11. The Biodiversity Crisis: Losing What Counts (American Museum of Natural History Books)
  12. Chemotaxonomical Analyses of Herbaceous Plants Based on Phenolic and Terpenic Patterns: Flexible Tools to Survey Biodiversity in Grasslands by Nabil Semmar, 2010-10-01
  13. Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity
  14. Biodiversity by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, 2003-06-15

1. Biodiversity - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome or for the entire Earth. biodiversity is often used as a measure of the health
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Jump to: navigation search It has been suggested that Biodiversity information be merged into this article or section. ( Discuss Rainforests are among the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth Biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem biome or for the entire Earth . Biodiversity is often used as a measure of the health of biological systems Biodiversity found on Earth today consists of many millions of distinct biological species , the product of four billion years of evolution
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Biodiversity is a neologism and portmanteau word , from biology and diversity. The Science Division of The Nature Conservancy used the term "natural diversity" in a 1975 study, "The Preservation of Natural Diversity." The term biological diversity was used even before that by conservation scientists like Robert E. Jenkins and Thomas Lovejoy . The word biodiversity itself may have been coined by W.G. Rosen in 1985 while planning the National Forum on Biological Diversity organized by the National Research Council (NRC) which was to be held in 1986, and first appeared in a publication in 1988 when entomologist

2. Biodiversity - Global Issues
biodiversity is an important global issue. More than being just the I want my children to enjoy it reason, the richess of diversity allows medicines and
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    • by Anup Shah This Page Last Updated Sunday, July 29, 2007 This page: To print full details (expanded/alternative links, side notes, etc.) use the printer-friendly version: The variety of life on Earth, its biological diversity is commonly referred to as biodiversity. The number of species of plants, animals, and microorganisms, the enormous diversity of genes in these species, the different ecosystems on the planet, such as deserts, rainforests and coral reefs are all part of a biologically diverse Earth. Appropriate conservation and sustainable development strategies attempt to recognize this as being integral to any approach. Almost all cultures have in some way or form recognized the importance that nature, and its biological diversity has had upon them and the need to maintain it. Yet, power, greed and politics have affected the precarious balance.
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    3. Biodiversity (Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy)
    “biodiversity” is often defined as the variety of all forms of life, from genes to species, through to the broad scale of ecosystems (for a list of variants
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    First published Wed Jun 11, 2003; substantive revision Tue Dec 4, 2007 BioDiversity (Wilson 1988), edited by biologist E. O. Wilson, heralded the popularity of this concept. Ten years later, Takacs (1996, p.39) described its ascent this way: "in 1988, biodiversity did not appear as a keyword in Biological Abstracts , and biological diversity appeared once. In 1993, biodiversity appeared seventy-two times, and biological diversity nineteen times". Fifteen years further on, it would be hard to count how many times "biodiversity" is used every day by scientists, policy-makers, and others. The global importance of biodiversity now is reflected in the widely accepted target to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of loss of biodiversity by the year 2010 [see 2010 Biodiversity Target While the history of this term is relatively short (compare it to other terms covered in this encyclopedia), it already has raised important, distinctive, philosophical issues. Some of these are entangled in the very definition of "biodiversity", an issue treated in the first sections below. A challenge is the reconciliation of process-based and elements-based perspectives on biodiversity. Overall, the major issue for biodiversity is how its conservation may be integrated with other needs of society.

    4. Biodiversity Hotspots - Home
    Comprehensive information on 25 of the world s biologically richest and most threatened ecosystems.
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    6. Investigate Biodiversity
    Investigate biodiversity, an educational tool for science students brought to students by the Conservation International and Intel Corporation.

    7. Conservation Commons
    We will not save biodiversity with a data restricting license; we will only save it by putting information about it to use.
    Fran§ais Espa±ol "We will not save biodiversity with a data restricting license; we will only save it by putting information about it to use.” Michael Tiemann, Vice President, Open Source Affairs, Redhat Inc. Tackling the need for bioinformatics standards in conservation Traditional Knowledge Event in Ottawa, organized by the Conservation Commons and IUCN, March 13-14, 2007 Join the Discussion Forum on ConserveOnline The Conservation Commons is the expression of a cooperative effort of non-governmental organizations, international and multi-lateral organizations, governments, academia, and the private sector, to improve open access to and unrestricted use of, data, information and knowledge related to the conservation of biodiversity with the belief that this will contribute to improving conservation outcomes. At its simplest, it encourages organizations and individuals alike to ensure open access to data, information, expertise and knowledge related to the conservation of biodiversity. THE PRINCIPLES The Conservation Commons is characterized by an underlying set of Principles which supports open access to, and in particular the fair use of, data and information related to the conservation of biodiversity.

    8. Biodiversity Project - Home
    The biodiversity Project of Madison, WI works to make people aware of the importance of biodiversity and to build their committment to saving it.

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    Biodiversity Project works to make people aware of the importance of biodiversity and to build their commitment to saving it. Our task is to engage and empower people to act by making the connection between biodiversity and people's daily lives and basic values. Biodiversity Project meets this challenge by developing communications strategies that motivate people to protect biodiversity.
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    9. Convention On Biological Diversity
    biodiversity Training Workshop for Journalists Attending the Ninth Meeting of the . biodiversity Convention Launches Regional Workshops on National
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    1 January - 31 December 2008, Multiple Venues UN International Year of Planet Earth. 31 March - 4 April 2008, Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil 7 - 11 April 2008, Rome, Italy

    10. Biodiversity 911: Saving Life On Earth
    biodiversity 911 Saving Life on Earth is World Wildlife Fund s lively traveling exhibition that tells the important story of biodiversity using science, Join WWF Member Login Take Action ... Donate Now Search Visit the Exhibit Bio 911 Actions Fun and Games Educational Resources ... Local Links
    Order a copy of the award-winning Biodiversity 911 video featuring characters from the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit
    Biodiversity Basics
    The amazing variety of life on Earth is called biodiversity. Find out about Biodiversity Basics to learn what it is and why it's important. Use the buttons to the left to find out why we're losing biodiversity and what you can do about it. Fun and Games Have a blast with biodiversity. Check out interactive games, quizzes, and other fun stuff that will help you learn more about the variety of life on Earth. Biodiversity 911: Saving Life on Earth is an exhibit developed by World Wildlife Fund with major funding from the National Science Foundation and the Mars Foundation, with additional support from Eastman Kodak Company, the Evan Frankel Foundation, and the American Honda Foundation. It is no longer traveling but soon will be hosted permanently at two locations: Canada South Science City Museum in Windsor, Ontario and Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum in Cohasset, Massachusetts. Stay tuned! Jaguar: Howard Buffett

    11. Biodiversity And Conservation: A Hypertext Book
    A Hypertext Book by Peter J. Bryant, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine. The origin, nature and value of biological diversity,
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    12. SciDev.Net
    Reconciling the need to protect global biodiversity with the need to promote social India s samplesharing laws are hindering biodiversity research and

    13. USAID Environment: Biodiversity
    The earth supports an incredible array of biodiversity from Thailand’s tiny bumblebee bat to the ocean’s great blue whale - with plants and animals of all


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    leopard in Namibia is among the thousands of
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    extinction. This fantastic variety of life is found in diverse habitats ranging from the hottest desert to tropical rainforests to the arctic tundra. Biodiversity is essential to every aspect of the way that humans live around the world. Plants and animals provide people with food and medicine, trees play an important role in absorbing greenhouse gases and cleaning the air we breathe, and rivers and watersheds provide the clean water that we drink.
    In recognition of the importance of biodiversity, USAID has made biodiversity conservation a key goal under its program to protect the environment. USAID is supporting conservation activities in more than 50 countries, seeking to maintain the variety of species and the habitats in which they occur.

    14. UNEP - Biodiversity
    biodiversity. The importance of biological diversity to human society is hard Underwater biodiversity UNEP and the Bonn Convention Welcome the German
    About UNEP UNEP Offices News Centre Publications ... Employment United Nations Environment Programme environment for development Biodiversity Search About In the Regions Publications Information Materials ... Related Links Select an Area Art for the Environment Biodiversity Biosafety Chemicals Civil Society Climate Change Energy Environmental Assessment Freshwater Gender Indigenous Knowledge Indigenous Peoples Land Ozone Regional Seas Sustainable Consumption Urban Issues Biodiversity The importance of biological diversity to human society is hard to overstate. An estimated 40 per cent of the global economy is based on biological products and processes. Poor people, especially those living in areas of low agricultural productivity, depend especially heavily on the genetic diversity of the environment. More >> Latest News IPCC Author to strengthen Climate Change work at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
    The United Nations Environment Programme and California State University, Chico are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeff Price as Senior Fellow for Climate Change and Biodiversity at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, UK ... More Warmer World May Mean Less Fish Global Warming Adding to Pollution and Over-Harvesting Impacts on the World's Key Fishing Grounds Says New UNEP - "In Dead Water" - Report...

    15. What Is Biodiversity?
    The California biodiversity Council was formed in 1991 to improve coordination and cooperation between the various resource management and environmental
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    What is Biodiversity? "A definition of biodiversity that is altogether simple, comprehensive, and fully operational ... is unlikely to be found." (Noss, 1990) Listed below are several different definitions used by resource managers and ecologists. Together, they should allow you to develop an understanding of the broad concept of biodiversity.
    • U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, "Technologies to Maintain Biological Diversity," 1987:
      "Biological diversity is the variety and variability among living organisms and the ecological complexes in which they occur. Diversity can be defined as the number of different items and their relative frequency. For biological diversity, these items are organized at many levels, ranging from complete ecosystems to the chemical structures that are the molecular basis of heredity. Thus, the term encompasses different ecosystems, species, genes, and their relative abundance."
      Jones and Stokes Associates' "Sliding Toward Extinction: The State of California's Natural Heritage," 1987:

    16. Project Learning Tree - Curriculum:Exploring Environmental Issues: Biodiversity
    Exploring Environmental Issues biodiversity was developed by Project Learning Tree The global invaders section of the biodiversity module is great!
    Exploring Environmental Issues: Biodiversity
    This secondary module uses biodiversity as a window through which secondary students investigate the environment. It permits educators and students to step back from specific issues and species and to examine broader concepts and larger connections—not just biological, but political, cultural, ethical, and economic as well. Students will learn that decisions about growth and development, about energy use and water quality, even about health, all rest to some extent on perspectives about biodiversity. Exploring Environmental Issues: Biodiversity was developed by Project Learning Tree (PLT) in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) . Educators are permitted to download, print, and use any of the following online materials ( "The global invaders section of the biodiversity module is great! Some valuable, interdisciplinary concepts [are there] to convey ideas to secondary students that shouldn't wait until college." Dr. Nita Davidson, CA Department of Pesticide Regulation "Really good development of biodiversity concepts and promotion of living sustainable lifestyles." David Moore, CA Department of Fish and Game

    17. Issues In Biodiversity (ActionBioscience)
    Agroforestry and the Maintenance of biodiversity by Peter Bichier Speciation and biodiversity an interview with Edward O. Wilson
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    The Foja Mountains of Indonesia: Exploring the Lost World by Bruce M. Beehler
    Planetary Biodiversity Inventories: A Response to the Taxonomic Crisis
    by Lawrence M. Page
    Agroforestry and the Maintenance of Biodiversity
    by Peter Bichier
    Plant Genebanks: Food Security
    by Geoffrey C. Hawtin and Jeremy Cherfas Ring Species: Unusual Demonstrations of Speciation by Darren E. Irwin Speciation and Biodiversity an interview with Edward O. Wilson The Weight of a Petal: The Value of Botanical Gardens by H. Bruce Rinker Biopiracy: The Legal Perspective by Michael A. Gollin Species, Speciation and the Environment by Niles Eldredge Searching for Nature's Medicines an interview with Mark J. Plotkin Medicine Quest: In Search of Nature's Healing Secrets by Mark J. Plotkin (Viking Press, 2000)

    18. Agricultural Biodiversity Under The Food And Agriculture
    Biological Diversity in Food and Agriculture, web site of the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, FAO.

    19. Center For Biodiversity And Conservation
    The Center for biodiversity and Conservation, established at the American Museum of Natural History in 1993, is a facility dedicated to the study and
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    20. Biodiversity And Conservation: The Web Of Life
    Year of biodiversity and Conservation Meet the Scientist Explore Global Diversity Events and Programs Take Action! Teaching biodiversity

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