Climate Change, Ecology and Systematics

Climate Change, Ecology and Systematics PDF Author: Trevor R. Hodkinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139500473
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
Climate change has shaped life in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Understanding the interactions between climate and biodiversity is a complex challenge to science. With contributions from 60 key researchers, this book examines the ongoing impact of climate change on the ecology and diversity of life on earth. It discusses the latest research within the fields of ecology and systematics, highlighting the increasing integration of their approaches and methods. Topics covered include the influence of climate change on evolutionary and ecological processes such as adaptation, migration, speciation and extinction, and the role of these processes in determining the diversity and biogeographic distribution of species and their populations. This book ultimately illustrates the necessity for global conservation actions to mitigate the effects of climate change in a world that is already undergoing a biodiversity crisis of unprecedented scale.

Grasslands and Climate Change

Grasslands and Climate Change PDF Author: David J. Gibson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107195268
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 372

Book Description
A comprehensive assessment of the effects of climate change on global grasslands and the mitigating role that ecologists can play.

Invasive Species and Global Climate Change

Invasive Species and Global Climate Change PDF Author: Lewis H. Ziska
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780641648
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 368

Book Description
This book examines what will happen to global invasive species, including plants, animals and pathogens with current and expected man-made climate change. The effects on distribution, success, spread and impact of invasive species are considered for a series of case studies from a number of countries. This book will be of great value to researchers, policymakers and industry in responding to changing management needs.

Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia

Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia PDF Author: David Gower
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139536222
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
The flora and fauna of Southeast Asia are exceptionally diverse. The region includes several terrestrial biodiversity hotspots and is the principal global hotspot for marine diversity, but it also faces the most intense challenges of the current global biodiversity crisis. Providing reviews, syntheses and results of the latest research into Southeast Asian earth and organismal history, this book investigates the history, present and future of the fauna and flora of this bio- and geodiverse region. Leading authorities in the field explore key topics including palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, biogeography, population genetics and conservation biology, illustrating research approaches and themes with spatially, taxonomically and methodologically focused case studies. The volume also presents methodological advances in population genetics and historical biogeography. Exploring the fascinating environmental and biotic histories of Southeast Asia, this is an ideal resource for graduate students and researchers as well as environmental NGOs.

Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Dispersal Ecology and Evolution PDF Author: Michel Baguette
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019960889X
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 462

Book Description
Provides an overview of the fast expanding field of dispersal ecology. The causes, mechanisms, and consequences of dispersal at the individual, population, species, and community levels are all considered.

Forests and Global Change

Forests and Global Change PDF Author: David A. Coomes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107783070
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
Forests hold a significant proportion of global biodiversity and terrestrial carbon stocks and are at the forefront of human-induced global change. The dynamics and distribution of forest vegetation determines the habitat for other organisms, and regulates the delivery of ecosystem services, including carbon storage. Presenting recent research across temperate and tropical ecosystems, this volume synthesises the numerous ways that forests are responding to global change and includes perspectives on: the role of forests in the global carbon and energy budgets; historical patterns of forest change and diversification; contemporary mechanisms of community assembly and implications of underlying drivers of global change; and the ways in which forests supply ecosystem services that support human lives. The chapters represent case studies drawn from the authors' expertise, highlighting exciting new research and providing information that will be valuable to academics, students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in this field.

The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change

The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change PDF Author: Brian Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521624800
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 439

Book Description
Summarises understanding of global change interactions with terrestrial ecosystems.

Biodiversity and Climate Change

Biodiversity and Climate Change PDF Author: Council of Europe
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287170590
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 434

Book Description
"The effects of climate change on ecosystems are complex. The impact on the species and habitats protected by the Bern Convention may differ widely, depending on the species, their habitats and location. This publication includes six expert reports presenting concrete measures for addressing the vulnerability of Europe's natural heritage in the face of climate change and its effects, and how this heritage must adapt in order to survive. This publication reproduces the full text of Recommendation 135 (2008) on addressing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, adopted by the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention in November 2008, which stresses the urgent need to tackle the impact of climate change on biological diversity and on its conservation. With this publication, the Council of Europe aims to increase awareness about the links between biodiversity and climate, and emphasise the large potential for synergies when addressing biodiversity loss and climate change in an integrated manner."--P. [4] of cover.

Ecological Consequences of Climate Change

Ecological Consequences of Climate Change PDF Author: Erik A. Beever
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420087223
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 342

Book Description
Contemporary climate change is a crucial management challenge for wildlife scientists, conservation biologists, and ecologists of the 21st century. Climate fingerprints are being detected and documented in the responses of hundreds of wildlife species and numerous ecosystems around the world. To mitigate and accommodate the influences of climate ch

Ancestors in Evolutionary Biology

Ancestors in Evolutionary Biology PDF Author: Ronald A. Jenner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1009302647
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
Phylogenetics emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century as a speculative storytelling discipline dedicated to providing narrative explanations for the evolution of taxa and their traits. It coincided with lineage thinking, a process that mentally traces character evolution along lineages of hypothetical ancestors. Ancestors in Evolutionary Biology traces the history of narrative phylogenetics and lineage thinking to the present day, drawing on perspectives from the history of science, philosophy of science, and contemporary scientific debates. It shows how the power of phylogenetic hypotheses to explain evolution resides in the precursor traits of hypothetical ancestors. This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the topic of ancestors, which is central to modern biology, and is therefore of interest to graduate students, researchers, and academics in evolutionary biology, palaeontology, philosophy of science, and the history of science.