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Title Freshwater ecoregions of North America : a conservation assessment / Robin A. Abell ... [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : Island Press, [2000]


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Description xxii, 319 pages : cil. illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Approach -- 3. Biological Distinctiveness of North American Ecoregions -- 4. Conservation Status of North American Ecoregions -- 5. Setting the Conservation Agenda: Integrating Biological Distinctiveness and Conservation Status -- 6. Recommendations -- 7. Site-Specific Conservation -- App. A. Methods for Assessing the Biological Distinctiveness of Freshwater Ecoregions -- App. B. Methods for Assessing the Conservation Status of Freshwater Ecoregions -- App. C. Biological Distinctiveness Data and Scores -- App. D. Conservation Status Assessment and Scores -- App. E. Statistical Analysis of Biological Distinctiveness and Conservation Status Data -- App. F. Integration Matrices for the Eight Major Habitat Types -- App. G. Ecoregion Descriptions -- App. H. Conservation Partner Contact Information
Summary "North America's freshwater habitats and the extraordinary biodiversity they contain are facing unprecedented threats from a range of sources, including flow alteration, habitat fragmentation, introduced species, and overall land use changes."--BOOK JACKET. "World Wildlife Fund-U.S. assembled a team of leading scientists to conduct a conservation assessment of freshwater ecoregions as an initial step in identifying the areas where protective and restorative measures should be implemented first. Freshwater Ecoregions of North America presents that assessment and outlines measures that must be taken to conserve, and in many cases restore, native biodiversity."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "World Wildlife Fund--United States."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-304) and index
Subject Biodiversity conservation -- North America.
Biotic communities -- North America.
Freshwater ecology -- North America.
Author Abell, Robin A.
World Wildlife Fund (U.S.)
LC no. 99016796
ISBN 155963734X