By David L. Hawksworth (auth.), David L. Hawksworth, Alan T. Bull (eds.)
Marine, coastal and wetland habitats are threatened, not just via exploitation, but in addition through the chance of weather swap – as ocean currents switch direction, sea degrees upward thrust, and rainfall styles switch. Even the once-common cod is now lower than probability from the mixed results of over-fishing and a dramatic change-induced reduce within the plankton that cod larvae feed on. in the meantime, coral reefs stay particularly at risk of swift sea-level adjustments exacerbated through the consequences of tourism and disease.
This booklet gathers jointly quite a lot of papers reporting on key learn into the biodiversity conservation of those serious and more and more threatened habitats. jointly those papers offer a snap-shot of the categories of difficulties they're experiencing, and supply a wealth of topical examples which render this quantity particularly necessary to lecturers of classes in marine, freshwater and wetlands ecology, organic conservation and ecological restoration.
Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation 15:11 (2006).
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