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Biological Resources and Migration

  • Dietrich Werner
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Duncan A. Vaughan, S. Miyazaki, K. Miyashita
    Pages 1-13
  3. Edwin L. Javier, Ma. Concepcion Toledo
    Pages 15-25
  4. T. E. Carter Jr., T. Hymowitz, R. L. Nelson
    Pages 47-59
  5. A. P. Rodiño, J.-J. Drevon
    Pages 61-71
  6. Elisabeth Johann
    Pages 73-82
  7. Heidi Kreibich, Jürgen Kern
    Pages 83-92
  8. Hugh D. Loxdale, Catherine Macdonald
    Pages 107-125
  9. Stephan Becker
    Pages 135-141
  10. Yusuke Unno, Takuro Shinano, Jun Wasaki, Mitsuru Osaki
    Pages 157-160
  11. Muthusamy Thangaraju, Dietrich Werner
    Pages 173-181
  12. L. W. G. Higler
    Pages 183-191
  13. Paul G. K. Rodhouse
    Pages 193-201

About these proceedings


Migration is a global and ubiquitous phenomenon. A large percentage of our cultivated land in industrialized as well as in developing countries are covered with migrated or introduced plants. But also in natural habitats and communities, migration of animals, plants and microorganisms plays a key role in the functioning or threat to the present ecosystems.

The special feature of this book is that all forms of migration - be it plant, microbial, animal or human - and their mutual impact are covered in detail. It is estimated that during the next twenty years more than one billion people will migrate from rural areas to urban districts worldwide, forced by deteriorating biological resources and with enormous consequences on the functioning of both ecosystems and such central economic areas such as trade, transport and tourism.

The contributions in this book are the result of an innovative International Conference and OECD Workshop aimed at triggering off the interdisciplinary dialogue between natural scientists and socioeconomists.


Animals Biogeography Biological Resources Humans Microorganisms Migration Plants development ecosystem genes microorganism

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietrich Werner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Institute of Cellbiology and Applied BotanyPhilipps-University MarburgMarburgGermany

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From the reviews:

"This volume is the product of a recent … conference and workshop at Phillips University in Marburg, Germany, which brought together more than 100 scientists from 24 nations to discuss the movement of organisms and resources across landscapes and seascapes. Biological Resources and Migration emphasizes the involvement of humans in ecological systems. This characteristic of the book may appeal especially to European landscape ecologists … . landscape ecologists are likely to find something in Biological Resources and Migration pertinent to their research … ." (Kevin M. Potter, Landscape Ecology, Vol. 21, 2006)