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Global Biodiversity in a Changing Environment: Scenarios for the 21st Century (Ecological Studies)

Global Biodiversity in a Changing Environment: Scenarios for the 21st Century (Ecological Studies) by F.Stuart Chapin,Osvaldo E. Sala,Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald

ISBN10: 0387952861
ISBN13: 978-0387952864
Author: F.Stuart Chapin,Osvaldo E. Sala,Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald
Book title: Global Biodiversity in a Changing Environment: Scenarios for the 21st Century (Ecological Studies)
Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001 edition (August 9, 2001)
Language: English
Category: Biological Sciences
Size PDF: 1997 kb
Size ePub: 1869 kb
Size Fb2: 1974 kb
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Pages: 378 pages

Global Biodiversity in a Changing Environment: Scenarios for the 21st Century (Ecological Studies) by F.Stuart Chapin,Osvaldo E. Sala,Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald



The scientific community has voiced two general concerns about the future of the earth. Firstly, climatologists and oceanographers have focused on the changes in our physical environment, ie climate, oceans, and air. And secondly, environmental biologists have addressed issues of conservation and the extinction of species. There is increasing evidence that these two broad concerns are intertwined and mutually dependent. Past changes in biodiversity have both responded to and caused changes in the earths environment. In its discussions of ten key terrestrial biomes and freshwater ecosystems, this volume uses our broad understanding of global environmental change to present the first comprehensive scenarios of biodiversity for the twenty-first century. Combining physical earth science with conservation biology, the book provides a starting-point for regional assessments on all scales. The book will be of interest to those concerned with guiding research on the changing environment of the earth and with planning future policy, especially in accordance with the Global Biodiversity Convention.

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