The Biodiversity Observation Network in the Asia-Pacific Region

Toward Further Development of Monitoring

  • Shin-ichi Nakano
  • Tetsukazu Yahara
  • Tohru Nakashizuka

Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tetsukazu Yahara, Munemitsu Akasaka, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Ryuji Ichihashi, Shuichiro Tagane, Hironori Toyama et al.
      Pages 3-19
    3. Rodrigo U. Fuentes, Rolando Inciong, Leslie Ann Jose-Castillo
      Pages 21-25
    4. Kentaro Yoshida, Kiichiro Hayashi
      Pages 27-35
  3. Networks for Monitoring and Research on Biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Dokrak Marod, Utis Kutintara
      Pages 53-63
    3. Haigen Xu, Hui Ding, Jun Wu
      Pages 65-70
    4. Herwint Simbolon, Eizi Suzuki, Ruliyana Susanti
      Pages 71-92
    5. Parikesit, Satoru Okubo, Teguh Husodo, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Dendi Muhamad
      Pages 93-110
    6. Eric Baran, Nith Chum, Michio Fukushima, Taber Hand, Kent G. Hortle, Tuantong Jutagate et al.
      Pages 149-164
    7. Huanzhang Liu, Xin Gao
      Pages 165-174
    8. Ju-Duk Yoon, Min-Ho Jang, Hyun-Woo Kim, Gea-Jae Joo
      Pages 175-191
  4. Establishing a Biodiversity Database

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Nobuhito Ohte, Masahiro Nakaoka, Hideaki Shibata
      Pages 205-215

About this book


Biological diversity is important for ecosystem function and services, which in turn is essential for human well-being. Under the Convention on Biological Diversity, international efforts have been made to achieve a significant reduction in the current rate of biodiversity loss. The loss continues, however. The Asia-Pacific region includes both developing countries with high biodiversity and developed countries with sophisticated data collection and analyses, but only limited information about the status quo of biodiversity in this region has been available. Many Asia-Pacific countries have rapidly grown their economies and social infrastructures, causing a loss of biodiversity and requiring an urgent mandate to achieve a balance between development and conservation in the region.  In December 2009, scientists successfully organized the Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network in the region, to establish a network for research and monitoring of ecosystems and biodiversity and to build a cooperative framework. The present volume is the first collection of information on biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific and represents a quantum step forward in science that optimizes the synergy between development and biodiversity conservation.

Editors and affiliations

  • Shin-ichi Nakano
    • 1
  • Tetsukazu Yahara
    • 2
  • Tohru Nakashizuka
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Ecological ResearchKyoto UniversityOtsuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Faculty of SciencGraduate School of Systems Life SciencesFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Life SciencesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54031-1
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54032-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-0707
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-0715
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