Aims at focusing on bio-geographic dimensions, biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of its components into socio-economic development. A holistic perspective of biodiversity conservation includes bio-geo monitoring and indicators, climate change, tourism, invasive and alien species. Special attention has been given on mountain, coastal and marine biodiversity, eco-development in protected areas, local knowledge, technology transfer, education and public awareness.
The present book comprises 26 chapters relating to conceptual and empirical case studies from the developed and developing countries. The book also combines science and policy perspectives to the biogeography and biodiversity. It is useful for students, researchers and teachers coming from geography, environmental studies, biosciences, ecology and policy science.