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About this book
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).
- Book Title Marine, Freshwater, and Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation
David L. Hawksworth
Alan T. Bull
- Series Title Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5734-2
- Copyright Information Springer 2006
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-5733-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-7436-2
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-5734-2
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VI, 399
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
- Additional Information Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 15:11 (2006)
Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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