Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes is a unique three-volume reference that provides a global synthesis of biomes, including the latest science. All of the book's chapters follow a common thematic order that spans biodiversity importance, principal anthropogenic stressors and trends, changing climatic conditions, and conservation strategies for maintaining biomes in an increasingly human-dominated world. This work is a one-stop-shop that gives users access to up-to-date, informative articles that go deeper in content than any currently available publication.
Volume 1: Water
1. Freshwater - Oasis of Life
2. Oceans - One Blue Planet
3. Islands and Atolls - Life in and Surrounded by Water
4. Ice Sheets and Polar Deserts - Ice of Life
Volume 2: Land
5. Deserts - Life in the Extremes
6. Forests - Trees of Life
7. Mountains (Alpine Systems) - Life at the Top
8. Grasslands and Shrublands - Sea of Plants
Volume 3: Anthromes
9. Anthromes I - Carved up by Humanity
10. Anthromes II - Sustainability in Concept and Practice
Dr. Michael I. Goldstein is a planner and biologist for the US Forest Service in Juneau, Alaska. Mike has worked on many applied management issues across terrestrial and aquatic systems, addressing pesticides, dispersed recreation, development, timber harvest, and other forms of resource extraction. Mike is on the editorial board of Elsevier’s major reference work Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences as the Ecology and Conservation Editor, serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene and Co-Editor of the Anthropocene’s Climate Change volume, and subject editor for several scientific journals. In his spare time, Mike coaches skiing, enjoys fishing, camping in remote places, and teaching his three children the joys of life.
Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala is President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon and former President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America. He is an internationally renowned author of over 200 publications on forest ecology, endangered species, conservation biology, and climate change. Dominick has given keynote talks ranging from academic conferences to the United Nations Earth Summit. He has been featured in hundreds of news stories and documentaries, testified in the US congress numerous times, and received conservation leadership and book writing awards. He is on the editorial board of Elsevier’s Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Global Change Editor, is co-chief editor of the Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene; and subject editor of several scientific journals. Dominick is motivated by his work to leave a living planet for his daughters and all those that follow.