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Climate Change and Biodiversity

  • Author(s): Thomas E Lovejoy and Lee Hannah
  • Size: 170 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 418
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Weight: 1030 gms.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179930847
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.995.00 / US $70.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 900.00 / US $63.00

Book Details

In the past, climate changes have had dramatic repercussions, including large numbers of extinctions and extensive shifts in species ranges. As human-induced climate change accelerates, scientists and policymakers involved with biodiversity conservation need authoritative information in order to design effective plans and responses. Climate Change and Biodiversity meets this need. Written for the specialist as well as the concerned citizen, this important book presents a comprehensive view of the newest research and thinking on climate change and biological diversity.
Contributors to the volume, all leading researchers in their fields, discuss: what is now known about past climate changes in different areas of the world; recent trends in climate change and projections for the future; ways that particular organisms are responding to climate change; conservation challenges, including social and policy issues; and other critical topics in climate change biology.
Thomas E. Lovejoy is president of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. He coedited the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Global Warming and Biological Diversity, published in 1992. Lee Hannah is senior climate change biologist, Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International.

Table of Contents


    Foreward
    R K Pachauri

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    PART I : INTRODUCTION

    ONE: Biodiversity and Climate Change in Context
    LEE Hannah, Thomas E. Lovejoy, and Stephen H. Schneider
    TWO: What is Climate Change
    Thomas R. Karl and Kevin E. Trenberth

    PART II PRESENT CHANGES

    THREE: Recent Climate Trends
    Mike Hulme
    FOUR: Biotic Response: Range and Abundance Changes
    Camille Parmesan
    Case Study: Detection at Multiple Levels:
    Euphydryas editha and Climate Change
    Camille Parmesan
    FIVE:Present and Future
    Phenological Changes in Wild
    Plants and Animals
    Terry L. Root and Lesley Hughes
    Case Study: Responses of Natural
    Communities to Climate Change in a Highland Tropical Forest
    J. Alan Pounds, Michael P.L.
    Fogden, and Karen L. Masters
    SIX: Recent Evolutionary Effects of Climate Change
    Chris D. Thomas

    PART III: LEARNING FROM THE PAST

    SEVEN: A

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