8 edition of Biodiversity databases found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index
|Statement||edited by Gordon B. Curry, Chris J. Humphries|
|Series||The Systematics Association special volume series -- 73, Systematics Association special volume -- no. 73|
|Contributions||Curry, Gordon B, Humphries, C. J. 1947-|
|LC Classifications||QH541.15.B56 B5735 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 193 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||193|
|LC Control Number||2006102268|
We will not charge you for the book until it ships. Estimates of the total number of living species cluster around 10 Biodiversity databases book, which means that most species have not been discovered and described. The development of more complex structures allows… Measuring biodiversity Manu National Park, Peru: reptile and amphibian biodiversityA discussion of the high level of reptile and amphibian biodiversity around Manu National Park, southern Peru. Heise deftly lays pathways that environmental humanities scholars will tread for the foreseeable future. Compared to the fiasco of the previous year, this time, there had been a somewhat successful treaty to regulate the international transport and release of genetically modified organisms to protect natural biological diversity.
Estimates of the total number of living species cluster around 10 million, which means that most species have not been discovered and described. On remote oceanic islands, almost all the Biodiversity databases book species are endemic. In addition, it will help at finding scientific expertise for specific policy questions. A Britannica Publishing Partner See all videos for this article Although examining counts of species is perhaps the most common method used to compare the biodiversity of various places, in practice biodiversity is weighted differently for different species, the reason being that some species are deemed more valuable or more interesting than others.
However, biologists and computer scientists have started to pull together in a rising tide of coherence and organization to address this issue. Scientific needs In the last 20 years, brain and behavioral research has experienced Biodiversity databases book growth because conceptual links have been made across different species, different levels of biological organization, and different experimental and theoretical approaches. It does, although it is equally relevant for anyone concerned about biodiversity and the environment. New This opens a pop-up window to share the URL for this database Serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, including journal articles, book chapters, short reports, and reprints as far back as the 15th century. Thus, biological diversity helps prevent extinction of species and helps preserve the balance of nature.
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However, the full value of Biodiversity databases book biological information cannot be realized until it is possible to correlate genetic information with native habitat, neurobiology, physiology, or with genealogical relationships of the species.
At the present rate of describing new species, it will take about 1, years Biodiversity databases book complete the catalog of scientific names. One such species is the bacterium Thermus aquaticus, found in the hot springs of Yellowstone.
In fact, many such results probably cannot be replicated because of anthropogenic habitat modifications that have occurred since the research was done. New This opens a pop-up window to share the URL for this database Open access to theses and dissertations that have been published at the graduate level of higher education.
It does, although it is equally relevant for anyone concerned about biodiversity and the environment. Earth's 25 terrestrial hot spots of biodiversityAs identified by British environmental scientist Norman Myers and colleagues, these 25 regions, though small, contain unusually large numbers of plant and animal species, and they also have been subjected to unusually high levels of habitat destruction by human activity.
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Biodiversity databases book content has Biodiversity databases book submitted for Biodiversity databases book and awaits publication. Despite numerous successful conservations measures supporting biodiversity, the biodiversity target has not been met at the global level.
Novel and integrative applications are restricted to certain taxonomic groups Biodiversity databases book regions with higher numbers of quality records. Of the Biodiversity databases book 1. The idea of biodiversity also encompasses the range of ecological communities that species form.
For plants that are domesticated, such as rice, these differences may be of considerable economic importance, for they are the source of new disease-resistant domestic varieties.
We publish prepublications to facilitate timely access to the committee's findings. Her book breaks interesting ground, examining the role of archives and databases as cultural mechanisms for establishing meaning as important as science fiction, ethnography, and theories of justice.
We found that the most common uses of online biodiversity databases have been to estimate species distribution and richness, to outline data compilation and publication, and to assist in developing species checklists or describing new Biodiversity databases book.
The BiodivERsA database allows analyses of the funding landscape for biodiversity research, the profile of funded research and the possible complementarities of biodiversity research priorities among countries and agencies in Europe. Unlike other sub disciplines of biology, biodiversity primarily taxonomic and ecological research results do not rapidly go out of date.
Although other species remain to be discovered, many are becoming extinct through deforestation, pollution, and human settlement. If the price decreases, we will simply charge the lower price. With the constitutional change inthe Dutch Government has gained significant responsibility to document and report on the status of nature in the Dutch Caribbean.
The numbers of species found in these places may be smaller than almost anywhere else, yet the species are quite distinctive. Our standardized tagging protocol was based on key topics of interest, including: database s used, taxa addressed, general uses of data, other data types linked to species occurrence data, and data quality issues addressed.
Species having relatively small ranges are called endemic species. At the same time, new approaches to publishing and integrating previously disconnected data resources promise to help provide the evidence needed for more efficient and effective conservation and management.
The monitoring data section provides data collectors with safe and secure storage and a user-interface to input data and perform analysis per monitoring programme. This book is elegantly written, cogently organized, and comprehensively researched.
The fledging field of biodiversity informatics is expected to deliver major advances that could turn the WWW into a giant global biodiversity information system. Analysis of the competitive funding landscape for biodiversity research BiodivERsA has used the BiodivERsA database to analyse selected features of the European funding landscape for biodiversity research.
Overview of major diseases and medical conditions in the U. Why is an eBook better than a PDF?A practical and logical guide to complex issues, the book explores the changes and challenges of the information age. It discusses projects developed to provide better access to all available biodiversity information.
The chapters make the case for the need for representation of. Jun 11, · Cook Islands Biodiversity Database - a case study By Gerald McCormack (posted 11/03/) The Cook Islands Biodiversity Database on this website was presented as a case study at the 8th Conference of the Parties to the CBD (Curitiba, Brazil, March ).
Get this from a library! Biodiversity databases: techniques, politics, and applications. [Gordon B Curry; C J Humphries;] -- Explores the changes and challenges of the information age. This book discusses projects developed to provide access to biodiversity information.
It explores issues .In work began on pdf development of the Dutch Caribbean Biodiversity Database (DCBD), an information management system pdf biodiversity in the Dutch Caribbean with the overall goal of supporting monitoring of the status of biodiversity in the region.
With the constitutional change inthe Dutch Government has gained significant responsibility to document and report on the status of.The Biodiversity Heritage Download pdf (BHL) is the world’s largest open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives.
BHL is revolutionizing global research by providing free, worldwide access to knowledge about life on Earth. To document Earth’s species and understand the complexities of swiftly-changing ecosystems in the midst of a major extinction crisis and widespread.The following databases are newly ebook or being evaluated for a future subscription.
including journal articles, book chapters, short reports, and reprints as far back as the 15th century. Allsides. New. The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and.