Mapping the Diversity of Nature

  • Ronald I. Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald I. Miller
      Pages 3-17
  3. A Medley of Contexts for Mapping Species Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Ronald I. Miller, Jennifer H. Allen
      Pages 37-51
    3. Bart R. Butterfield, Blair Csuti, J. Michael Scott
      Pages 53-68
  4. A Conceptual Context for Biodiversity Mapping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Allan D. Hollander, Frank W. Davis, David M. Stoms
      Pages 71-88
  5. Mapping Migratory Species Distribution Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. John H. Rappole, George V. N. Powell, Steven A. Sader
      Pages 91-103
  6. Using Maps for the Conservation of Large Mammals Around the Globe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. John MacKinnon, Robert De Wulf
      Pages 127-142
  7. Mapping the Global Distributions of Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Don E. McAllister, Frederick W. Schueler, Callum M. Roberts, Julie P. Hawkins
      Pages 155-175
  8. A Continental Conservation Monitoring Program

  9. Possibilities for the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Ronald I. Miller
      Pages 199-205
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-218

About this book


The diversity of life is displayed by a diversity the biodiversity elements. These unique of structural and functional elements. Many approaches are usually tailored to the region of aspects of this diversity are critical for main­ the world where the scientists' work is focused. taining the healthy functioning of biological This book presents accounts of many tech­ systems both within short and long time scales. niques that are currently being used in different Some highly diverse features of nature arise parts of the globe by conservation scientists. simply from the heterogeneous patterns that Many different techniques are necessary to comprise the web of nature. Many of these handle the differences in data types and data features contribute to the beauty and quality of coverages that occur across the globe. Also, a life. Humans do not yet understand enough variety of mapping approaches are needed about the complexity of nature to distinguish today to strengthen the many diverse critical those elements that act to support natural conservation objectives. These objectives include vitality from those elements that contribute the identification of the distribution patterns exclusively to our experience of beauty and for a species or habitat type and the placement quality in life. of protected area boundaries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald I. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecological AssociatesNorthamptonUSA

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