Marine, Freshwater, and Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation

Marine, coastal and wetland habitats are threatened, not only through exploitation, but also by the prospect of climate change – as ocean currents change course, sea levels rise, and rainfall patterns change. Even the once-common cod is now under threat from the combined effects of over-fishing and...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Hawksworth, David L. (Editor), Bull, Alan T. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2006, 2006
Edition:1st ed. 2006
Series:Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Marine, coastal and wetland habitats are threatened, not only through exploitation, but also by the prospect of climate change – as ocean currents change course, sea levels rise, and rainfall patterns change. Even the once-common cod is now under threat from the combined effects of over-fishing and a dramatic change-induced decrease in the plankton that cod larvae feed on. Meanwhile, coral reefs remain especially vulnerable to rapid sea-level changes exacerbated by the effects of tourism and disease. This book gathers together a wide range of papers reporting on key research into the biodiversity conservation of these critical and increasingly threatened habitats. Collectively these papers provide a snap-shot of the types of problems they are experiencing, and offer a wealth of topical examples which render this volume especially valuable to teachers of courses in marine, freshwater and wetlands ecology, biological conservation and ecological restoration. Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation 15:11 (2006)
Physical Description:VI, 399 p online resource
ISBN:9781402057342