2011

Biodiversity Hotspots

Distribution and Protection of Conservation Priority Areas

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ISBN: 978-3-642-20991-8 (Print) 978-3-642-20992-5 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Introductory and Global Aspects

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-22

      Global Biodiversity Conservation: The Critical Role of Hotspots

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      Pages 23-42

      A Tough Choice: Approaches Towards the Setting of Global Conservation Priorities

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      Pages 43-60

      Quantifying Biodiversity: Does It Matter What We Measure?

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      Pages 61-81

      Human Population and the Hotspots Revisited: A 2010 Assessment

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      Pages 83-96

      Vascular Plant Diversity in a Changing World: Global Centres and Biome-Specific Patterns

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      Pages 97-119

      Genetic Basis of Human Biodiversity: An Update

  3. Biodiversity in the Palaearctic

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-147

      Mediterranean Peninsulas: The Evolution of Hotspots

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      Pages 149-163

      Global Change Effects on Alpine Plant Diversity

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      Pages 165-173

      European Hotspots as Evidenced by the Palearctic Distribution of Songbirds

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      Pages 175-188

      Patterns and Hotspots of Carabid Beetle Diversity in the Palaearctic: Insights from a Hyperdiverse Invertebrate Taxon

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      Pages 189-205

      The Carpathians as a Major Diversity Hotspot in Europe

  4. Biodiversity in Madagascar

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-207

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      Pages 209-233

      Conservation in a Biodiversity Hotspot: Insights from Cultural and Community Perspectives in Madagascar

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      Pages 235-254

      The Kingdom of the Frogs: Anuran Radiations in Madagascar

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      Pages 255-274

      Hotspots, Conservation, and Diseases: Madagascar’s Megadiverse Amphibians and the Potential Impact of Chytridiomycosis

  5. Biodiversity in the Tropics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 275-275

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      Pages 277-293

      Impacts of Biofuel Expansion in Biodiversity Hotspots

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      Pages 295-310

      Forests of East Australia: The 35th Biodiversity Hotspot

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      Pages 311-332

      Status and Threats in the Dynamic Landscapes of Northern Australia’s Tropical Rainforest Biodiversity Hotspot: The Wet Tropics

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      Pages 333-362

      Explosive Speciation and Adaptive Radiation of East African Cichlid Fishes

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      Pages 363-382

      Inter- and Intraspecific Genetic Biodiversity in South East Asian Rodents: New Insights for Their Conservation

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      Pages 383-404

      The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment

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