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
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
R K Pachauri
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
FOUR: Biotic Response: Range and Abundance Changes
Case Study: Detection at Multiple Levels:
Euphydryas editha and Climate Change
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