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Title Data mining for global trends in mountain biodiversity / edited by Eva M. Spehn and Christian Körner
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 181 pages .) : illustrations, maps
Contents Ch. 1. Exploring and Explaining Mountain Biodiversity: The Role and Power of Geophysical Information Systems / Christian Korner and Jens Paulsen -- Ch. 2. Primary Biodiversity Data -- The Foundation for Understanding Global Mountain Biodiversity / Larry Speers -- Ch. 3. Using Primary Biodiversity Data in Mountain Species Numbers Assessments / M. Jorge Soberon -- Ch. 4. Global Need for, and Appreciation of, High-Quality Metadata in Biodiversity Database Work / Falk Huettmann -- Ch. 5. Possible Correlation between the Altitudinal and Latitudinal Ranges of Species in the High Elevation Flora of the Andes / Mary T. Kalin Arroyo, Leah S. Dudley, Patricio Pliscoff, Lohengrin A. Cavieres, Francisco A. Squeo, Clodomiro Marticorena and Ricardo Rozzi -- Ch. 6. Exploring Patterns of Plant Diversity in China's Mountains / Jingyun Fang, Xiangping Wang, Zhiyao Tang, Zehao Shen and Chengyang Zheng -- Ch. 7. Elevational Pattern of Seed Plant Species Richness in the Hengduan Mountains, Southwest China: Area and Climate / Da-Cai Zhang and Hang Sun -- Ch. 8. Elevational Gradients of Species Richness Derived from Local Field Surveys versus "Mining" of Archive Data / Michael Kessler, Thorsten Kromer, Jurgen Kluge, Dirk N. Karger, Amparo Acebey, Andreas Hemp, Sebastian K. Herzog and Marcus Lehnert -- Ch. 9. Species Richness of Breeding Birds along the Altitudinal Gradient -- An Analysis of Atlas Databases from Switzerland and Catalonia (NE Spain) / Niklaus Zbinden, Marc Kery, Verena Keller, Lluis Brotons, Sergi Herrando and Hans Schmid -- Ch. 10. Diverse Elevational Diversity Gradients in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A. / Nathan J. Sanders, Robert R. Dunn, Matthew C. Fitzpatrick, Christopher E. Carlton, Michael R. Pogue, Charles R. Parker and Theodore R. Simons -- Ch. 11. Integrating Data across Biodiversity Levels: The Project IntraBioDiv / Andreas Tribsch, Thorsten Englisch, Felix Gugerli, Rolf Holderegger, Harald Niklfeld, Katharina Steinmann, Conny Thiel-Egenter, Niklaus E. Zimmermann and Pierre Taberlet / IntraBioDiv Consortium -- Ch. 12. Plant Functional Traits Database for the Alps -- Application to the Understanding of Functional Effects of Changed Grassland Management / Sandra Lavorel, Sophie Gachet, Amandine Sahl, Marie-Pascale Colace, Stephanie Gaucherand, Melanie Burylo and Richard Bonet -- Ch. 13. Using Species Occurrence Databases to Determine Niche Dynamics of Montane and Lowland Species since the Last Glacial Maximum / Robert Guralnick and Peter B. Pearman -- Ch. 14. Georeferenced Biodiversity Databank for Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change in Southern Italy Mountains / Roberto Pizzolotto, Maria Sapia, Francesco Rotondaro, Stefano Scalercio and Pietro Brandmayr -- Ch. 15. Using Georeferenced Databases to Assess the Effect of Climate Change on Alpine Plant Species and Diversity / Christophe F. Randin, Robin Engler, Peter B. Pearman, Pascal Vittoz and Antoine Guisan -- Ch. 16. "Mountain Laboratory" of Nature -- A Largely Unexplored Mine of Information: Synthesis of the Book / Eva M. Spehn and Christian Korner -- Ch. 17. Creative Use of Mountain Biodiversity Databases: The Kazbegi Research Agenda of GMBA-DIVERSITAS / Christian Korner, Michael Donoghue, Thomas Fabbro, Christoph Hauser, David Nogues-Bravo, Mary T. Kalin Arroyo, M. Jorge Soberon, Larry Speers, Eva M. Spehn, Hang Sun, Andreas Tribsch, Piotr Tykarski and Niklaus Zbinden
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biodiversity -- Databases
Biodiversity -- Research
Data mining.
Mountain ecology -- Databases
Mountain ecology -- Research
Natural history.
Genre/Form Databases.
Form Electronic book
Author Körner, Christian, 1949- editor.
Spehn, E. M. (Eva M.), editor.
ISBN 1420083708