African Biodiversity

Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems

  • Bernhard A. Huber
  • Bradley J. Sinclair
  • Karl-Heinz Lampe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Fabian Haas, Joachim Holstein, Anja Zahm, Christoph L. Häuser, Wanja Kinuthia
    Pages 99-107
  3. Joachim Holstein, Fabian Haas, Anja Zahm, Christoph L. Häser, Wanja Kinuthia
    Pages 119-124
  4. Frank-Thorsten Krell, Vincent S. Mahiva, Célestin Kouakou, Paul N’goran, Sylvia Krell-Westerwalbesloh, Dorothy H. Newman et al.
    Pages 133-139
  5. Janice L. Bossart, Emmanuel Opuni-Frimpong, Sylvestor Kuudaar, Elvis Nkrumah
    Pages 151-158
  6. Carolin Mayer
    Pages 173-179
  7. David R. Vieites, Falitiana E. C. Rabemananjara, Parfait Bora, Bertrand Razafimahatratra, Olga Ramilijaona Ravoahangimalala, Miguel Vences
    Pages 197-204

About these proceedings


In May 2004, the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum hosted the Fifth International Symposium on Tropical Biology. This series was established at the ZFMK in the early 1980s, and has variably focused on systematics and ecology of tropical organisms, with an emphasis on Africa. Previous volumes are those edited by Schuchmann (1985), Peters and Hutterer (1990), Ulrich (1997), and Rheinwald (2000). The symposium in 2004 was organized by the Entomology Department under the direction of Michael Schmitt. The intention was to focus on Africa rather than on a particular taxon, and to highlight biodiversity at all levels ranging from molecules to ecosystems. This focus was timely partly because of the currently running BIOTA Africa programmes (BIOdiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis in Africa). BIOTA is an interdisciplinary research project focusing on sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa ( Session titles were Biogeography and Speciation Processes, Phylogenetic Patterns and Systematics, Diversity Declines and Conservation, and Applied Biodiversity Informatics. Each session was opened by an invited speaker, and all together 77 lectures and 59 posters were presented. There were over 200 participants and it was gratifying to us to meet colleagues from 26 nations, including Russia, Ukraine, Japan, USA, and ten African countries. We thank all participants for their valuable contributions.


Aves Fauna Insecta Mammalia Namib Orthoptera Tempo adaptive Radiation biodiversity biogeography classification ecology ecosystem evolution phylogeny

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernhard A. Huber
    • 1
  • Bradley J. Sinclair
    • 1
  • Karl-Heinz Lampe
    • 1
  1. 1.Alexander Koenig Zoological Research MuseumBonnGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24315-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-24320-7
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