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Biodiversity: Structure and Function, Volume 1: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems

Series: Biodiversity: Structure and Function Volume: 1

Edited By: Wilhelm Barthlott, K Eduard Linsenmair and Stefan Porembski

318 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps

Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems

Paperback | Jan 2009 | #190163 | ISBN-13: 9781848269347
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About this book

This is part of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) and discusses relevant information about the status and trends of biodiversity research. This includes projections of future scenarios of changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services. All contributions have been written by internationally renowned researchers in a clear and concise style, allowing a broad audience to obtain comprehensive knowledge about all relevant aspects of biodiversity.


Contents

Biodiversity: Structure and Function

Characterization of Biodiversity

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Basic Principles

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Experimental Systems

The Role of Above- and Belowground Linkages in Ecosystem Functioning

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning of Selected Terrestrial Ecosystems: Grasslands

Biodiversity and Functioning of Selected Terrestrial Ecosystems: Alpine and Arctic Ecosystems

Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems

Biodiversity and the Functioning of Selected Terrestrial Ecosystems: Agricultural Systems

Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Biodiversity Dynamics

Evolutionary and Genetic Aspects of Biodiversity

Monitoring of Biodiversity

Search for Indicators for Biodiversity Assessments

Data and Information Management and Communication

Index

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