the plant life of china diversity and distribution

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The Plant Life Of China

Author : Geoffrey P. Chapman
ISBN : 9783662048382
Genre : Science
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An authoritative account of the fascinating plant life of China, written by two botanical experts. Chinese plant life is estimated to include up to 30000 species and extends from the Himalayan snow line across a diversity of habitats to the lush tropical south. Although for many years access to Chinese plants was limited, the present situation provides an opportunity for a new and authoritative assessment of botanical treasure-houses such as Yunnan and Sichuan. It will be of interest to those working in agriculture, alternative medicine, plant conservation, ecology, genetics, horticulture, molecular biology and taxonomy.

The Plants Of China

Author : De-Yuan Hong
ISBN : 9781107070172
Genre : Science
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A unique addition to the botanical literature, this book presents the flora of China in its astonishing diversity.

The Subtropical Vegetation Of Southwestern China

Author : Cindy Q. Tang
ISBN : 9789401797412
Genre : Science
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This book provides a wealth of high-quality scientific information on the patterns and processes of vegetation change across a broad range of spatial and temporal scales, concentrating on Southwestern China, mostly on the Yunnan region, and extending to the Yangtze River valley near the boundaries separating Chongqing, Sichuan and Guizhou.

Biodiversity Hotspots

Author : Vittore Rescigno
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215525747
Genre : Science
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Current loss of biodiversity places a premium on the task of recognising and formulating proposals on potential areas for biological conservation based on scientific criteria; among these tasks, identification of hotspots has a relevant role on conservation of biodiversity. In this book, the authors discuss the application of different biogeographic methods to identify plant biodiversity hotspots. The areas recognised as such have a relevant role in plant biodiversity and are important in conservation due to their climatic conditions, the historical factors that have been involved in their evolution, and the restricted distribution of some plant taxa that inhabit them. Furthermore, the consequences of deforestation on biodiversity are substantial and widely recognised. This book predicts future land-use change, generates ecological niches of large mammals and assesses wildlife concentrations and their hotspots in different areas of the world. The evolution of the forest fragmentation in the Brazilian Atlantic forest, the present situation of its remnants, and the main strategies, conflicts and potentials for conservation are evaluated as well.

Marine Freshwater And Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation

Author : David L. Hawksworth
ISBN : 9781402057342
Genre : Science
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Marine, coastal and wetland habitats are threatened, through exploitation, and also by climate change, as ocean currents change course, sea levels rise, and rainfall patterns change. This book gathers papers on the biodiversity conservation of these increasingly threatened habitats. The papers provide a snapshot of the problems they face, and offer numerous examples which render this volume valuable to educators in marine, freshwater and wetlands ecology, conservation and ecological restoration.

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

Author : Nathalie Pettorelli
ISBN : 9780191512728
Genre : Science
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There has been a recent surge of interest in remote sensing and its use in ecology and conservation but this is the first book to focus explicitly on the NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index), a simple numerical indicator and powerful tool that can be used to assess spatio-temporal changes in green vegetation. The NDVI opens the possibility of addressing questions on scales inaccessible to ground-based methods alone; it is mostly freely available with global coverage over several decades. This novel text provides an authoritative overview of the principles and possible applications of the NDVI in ecology, environmental and wildlife management, and conservation. NDVI data can provide valuable information about temporal and spatial changes in vegetation distribution, productivity, and dynamics; allowing monitoring of habitat degradation and fragmentation, or assessment of the ecological effects of climatic disasters such as drought or fire. The NDVI has also provided ecologists with a promising way to couple vegetation with animal distribution, abundance, movement, survival and reproductive parameters. Over the last few decades, numerous studies have highlighted the potential key role of satellite data and the NDVI in macroecology, plant ecology, animal population dynamics, environmental monitoring, habitat selection and habitat use studies, and paleoecology. The chapters are organised around two sections: the first detailing vegetation indices and the NDVI, the principles behind the NDVI, its correlation with climate, the available NDVI datasets, and the possible complications and errors associated with the use of this satellite-based vegetation index. The second section discusses the possible applications of the NDVI in ecology, environmental and wildlife management, and conservation. This practical handbook is suitable for terrestrial ecologists and conservation biologists working with remote sensing tools. It will also be of relevance and use to both graduate students in the biological and ecological sciences and specialists in the fields of conservation biology, biodiversity monitoring, and natural resource management.

Bibliographic Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025908224
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Issues In Life Sciences Botany And Plant Biology Research 2012 Edition

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ISBN : 9781481645393
Genre : Science
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Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Plant Nutrition and Soil Science in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Floristic Characteristics And Diversity Of East Asian Plants

Author : Sugong Wu
ISBN : UOM:39015047517720
Genre : Nature
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East Asia is an area with the richest plant species in the world, and possesses quite a lot of endemic taxa, some of which are still at the primitive stage of evolution. This book is the proceedings of the International Symposium on Floristic Characteristics and Diversity of East Asian Plants held on July 25-27, 1996, in Kunming, P.R. China. There were more than 200 botanists from 17 countries attending this symposium. It includes 45 papers in all, discussing the floristic characteristics and diversity of east Asia, China in particular; the systematic evolution of some important taxa in this area; and the utilization and conservation of plant resources from perspectives of geobotany, plant systematics, plant cytology and molecular biology.

Forest Ecology

Author : Arnold van der Valk
ISBN : 9789048127955
Genre : Science
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This volume provides an overview of recent advances in forest ecology on a variety of topics, including species diversity and the factors that control species diversity, environmental factors controlling distribution of forests, impacts of disturbances on forests (fires, drought, hurricane), reproduction ecology of both trees and understory species, and spatial organization of forests. Previously published in Plant Ecology, Volume 201, No.1, 2009.

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