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Title Global biodiversity assessment / V.H. Heywood, executive editor ; R.T. Watson, chair
Published Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995


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 MELB  333.9511 Hey/Gba  AVAILABLE
Description x, 1140 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
Contents 1. Introduction / V. H. Heywood and I. Baste -- 2. Characterization of biodiversity / F. A. Bisby -- 3. Magnitude and distribution of biodiversity / D. I. Hawksworth and M. T. Kalin-Arroyo -- 4. Generation, maintenance and loss of biodiversity / R. Barbault and S. D. Sastrapradja -- 5. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: basic principles / H. A. Mooney, J. Lubchenco, R. Dirzo and O. E. Sala -- 6. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: ecosystem analyses / H. A. Mooney, J. Lubchenco, R. Dirzo and O. E. Sala -- 7. Inventorying and monitoring of biodiversity / N. E. Stork and M. J. Samways -- 8. The resource base for biodiversity assessments / D. L. Hawksworth -- 9. Data and information management and communication / S. Olivieri, J. Harrison and J. R. Busby -- 10. Biotechnology / B. Barlow and G. T. Tzotzos -- 11. Human influences on biodiversity / J. A. McNeely, M. Gadgil, C. Leveque, C. Padoch and K. Redford -- 12. Economic values of biodiversity / C. Perrings
13. Measures for conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of its components / K. Miller, M. H. Allegretti, N. Johnson and B. Jonsson -- Annex 1 Organization of the Global Biodiversity Assessment -- Annex 2 List of institutions and staff involved in the GBA project -- Annex 3 Venues, dates and participants in GBA meetings and workshops -- Annex 4 Contributors to the Global Biodiversity Assessment -- Annex 5 List of peer reviewers of the Global Biodiversity Assessment -- Annex 6 Glossary -- Annex 7 List of acronyms
Analysis Biodiversity
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Notes "Published for the United Nations Environment Programme."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biodiversity conservation.
Author Heywood, V. H. (Vernon Hilton), 1927-
Watson, R. T.
United Nations Environment Programme.
LC no. 95048005
ISBN 0521564034 (hardcover)
0521564816 (paperback)