African Biodiversity: Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems by Bernhard A. Huber

By Bernhard A. Huber

This ebook highlights African biodiversity in any respect degrees starting from molecules to ecosystems. significant subject matters are biogeography, speciation techniques, phylogenetic styles and systematics, range decline and conservation, and utilized biodiversity informatics. The forty two contributions are totally on bugs and vertebrates, yet contain botanical papers in addition to extra basic chapters on biodiversity informatics.

Show description

Read or Download African Biodiversity: Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems PDF

Best zoology books

Crap Taxidermy

A funny examine what occurs whilst taxidermy is going extraordinarily mistaken, by means of the founding father of the hit web site crappytaxidermy. com.

A cozy toad having fun with a smoke and a brew. A cat with eerily versatile entrance legs. A smiling lion with receding gums. even if you opt to giggle or balk at those spectacularly undesirable makes an attempt at taxidermy, you won't be ready to tear your eyes clear of the curiosities inside of. This quantity brings jointly some of the best of the worst (along with a DIY "Stuff your personal Mouse" lesson via an Insect Preparator from the yankee Museum of common History), showcasing the main perverse but innovative anatomical reconstructions of the animal nation you'll ever see.

Animal Communication Networks

Summarizing learn growth and customers within the swiftly increasing quarter of animal communique networks, this ebook differs from different works on animal conversation since it covers a number of animal teams and kinds of sign. It additionally highlights learn on the interface with different disciplines (for instance, psychology and body structure) and is meant for researchers within the box, complicated scholars and high-level undergraduates.

101 Things You Don't Know About Science and No One Else Does Either

James Trefil takes the reader on an exciting journey around the borders of present clinical knowledge-from astronomy to genetics, from info know-how to cosmology, the nice contested questions that preoccupy researchers this present day and may develop into headlines the next day to come. In based, witty three-page summations, Dr.

Allgemeine Zoologie: Bau und Funktion tierischer Organismen

Ein wallisisches Sprichwort sagt: "Der Mensch, der keine Fehler macht, macht auch nichts Gescheites. " In einer solchen Lage befindet sich heute der Autor eines wissenschaftlichen Buches. Es ist unmoglich, nach dem Prinzip einer Enzyklopiidie moglichst umfassend zu berich ten. Immer mug eine gezielte Auswahl getroffen werden, die natiirlich Anlag zur Kritik gibt.

Extra resources for African Biodiversity: Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems

Example text

3. 1 Composition of the fauna Scorpionidae and Buthidae respectively comprise 42 % and 34 % of the southern African scorpion species, whereas Liochelidae and Bothriuridae respectively comprise 22 % and 2 % thereof (Fig. 1; Table 1). Despite a similar proportion of species, buthids comprise 54 % of the southern African scorpion genera, whereas scorpionids comprise only 8 %; liochelids and bothriurids respectively comprise 22 % and 15 % thereof. Eighty-one percent of the southern African scorpion species belong to four genera: Opistophthalmus, Parabuthus, Uroplectes, and Hadogenes.

Williams, P. , de Klerk, H. , and Crowe, T. , 1999, Interpreting biogeographical boundaries among Afrotropical birds: distinguishing spatial patterns in richness gradients and species replacement, J. Biogeog. 26:459-474. Williams, P. , Moore, J. , Brooks, T. , Burgess, N. , 2003, Integrating biodiversity priorities with conflicting socio-economic values in the Guinean-Congolian forest region, Biodiver. Conserv. 12:1297-1320. WWF and IUCN, 1994, Centers of Plant Diversity: a Guide and Strategy for their Conservation.

1996, Environmental diversity: on the best-possible use of surrogate data for assessing the relative biodiversity of sets of areas, Biodiv. Conserv. 5:399-415. Fishpool, L. D. , and Evans, M. , 2001, Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands. Priority Sites for Conservation, BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. , 1999, The relationship of species richness and endemism to ecoclimatic stability - a case study comparing distributions of Andean birds with remotely sensed environmental data, Ecography 22:63-78.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 12 votes