Ecosystems and Biodiversity


Author: David Holmes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781844892112
Category: Education
Page: 127
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Contemporary Case Studies feature up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography. Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework that identifies the relevant key concepts and then follows with a series of short cases that include succinct analysis of the issues raised. In the Using case studies boxes, specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them; exercises based on one or more of the case studies are also included. The concluding section provides more detailed advice on making the most of the case studies in the examination.

AS/A2 Geography Contemporary Case Studies: Climate Change


Author: David Redfern
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 144419254X
Category: Science
Page: 128
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Contemporary Case Studies feature up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography. Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework that identifies the relevant key concepts and then follows with a series of short cases that include succinct analysis of the issues raised. In the Using case studies boxes, specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them; exercises based on one or more of the case studies are also included. The concluding section provides more detailed advice on making the most of the case studies in the examination.

Business Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business
Page: N.A
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Defending Biodiversity

Environmental Science and Ethics
Author: Jonathan A. Newman,Gary Varner,Stefan Linquist
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521768861
Category: Nature
Page: 452
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Imagine that you are an environmentalist who passionately believes that it is wrong to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. How do you convince someone that a decision to drill is wrong? Debates about the environment and how humans ought to treat it have gone on for decades, yet arguments in favor of preserving biodiversity often lack empirical substance or are philosophically nave, making them far less effective than they could be. This book critically examines arguments that are commonly offered in support of biodiversity conservation. The authors adopt a skeptical viewpoint to thoroughly test the strength of each argument and, by demonstrating how scientific evidence can be integrated with philosophical reasoning, they help environmentalists to better engage with public debate and judiciously inform public policy. This interdisciplinary and accessible book is essential reading for anyone who engages in discussions about the value of biodiversity conservation.

Cambridge International AS/A Level Geography Revision Guide 2nd edition


Author: Garrett Nagle,Paul Guinness
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1510418210
Category: Study Aids
Page: 208
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Reinforce and practice skills learned with step-by-step support from experts to help you achieve your maximum potential. - Improve your knowledge of geographical patterns, processes and changes with internationally focussed examples and case studies from around the world. - Clarify key points and ensure common mistakes are avoided with expert advice and tips. - Test and consolidate your knowledge with end of topic questions and answers, and exam-style questions for AS and A2 levels. - Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner.

My Revision Notes: AQA A2 Geography


Author: Michael Raw
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1444162985
Category: Science
Page: 112
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Get the best grades with My Revision Notes: AQA A2 Geography. Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from former examiner Michael Raw Use specific case studies to improve your knowledge of geographical patterns, processes and changes Get the top marks by applying geographical terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words Improve your geographical skills with self-testing and exam-style questions and answers My Revision Notes will help you prepare for the big day: Plan and pace your revision with My Revision PlannerUse the concise notes to revise the essential informationUse the examiner's tips and summaries to clarify key pointsAvoid making typical mistakes with expert adviceTest yourself with end-of-topic questions and answers and tick off each topic as you complete itPractise your exam skills on exam questions then check your answers onlineGet exam-ready with last-minute quick quizzes at www.therevisionbutton.co.uk/myrevisionnotes

Measuring Biological Diversity


Author: Anne E. Magurran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687922
Category: Science
Page: 264
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This accessible and timely book provides a comprehensive overview of how to measure biodiversity. The book highlights new developments, including innovative approaches to measuring taxonomic distinctness and estimating species richness, and evaluates these alongside traditional methods such as species abundance distributions, and diversity and evenness statistics. Helps the reader quantify and interpret patterns of ecological diversity, focusing on the measurement and estimation of species richness and abundance. Explores the concept of ecological diversity, bringing new perspectives to a field beset by contradictory views and advice. Discussion spans issues such as the meaning of community in the context of ecological diversity, scales of diversity and distribution of diversity among taxa Highlights advances in measurement paying particular attention to new techniques such as species richness estimation, application of measures of diversity to conservation and environmental management and addressing sampling issues Includes worked examples of key methods in helping people to understand the techniques and use available computer packages more effectively

WJEC/Eduqas A-level Geography Student Guide 4: Water and carbon cycles; Fieldwork and investigative skills


Author: Simon Oakes
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 1471865673
Category: Science
Page: 96
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Reinforce students' geographical understanding throughout their course; clear topic summaries with sample questions and answers help students improve their exam technique and achieve their best. Written by a teacher with extensive examining experience, this guide: - Helps students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined at AS and A-level - Consolidates understanding through assessment tips and knowledge-check questions - Offers opportunities for students to improve their exam technique by consulting sample graded answers to exam-style questions - Develops independent learning and research skills - Provides the content students need to produce their own revision notes

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions


Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169546
Category: Science
Page: 800
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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities

A Global Assessment
Author: Thomas Elmqvist,Michail Fragkias,Julie Goodness,Burak Güneralp,Peter J. Marcotullio,Robert I. McDonald,Susan Parnell,Maria Schewenius,Marte Sendstad,Karen C. Seto,Cathy Wilkinson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 940077088X
Category: Science
Page: 755
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Urbanization is a global phenomenon and the book emphasizes that this is not just a social-technological process. It is also a social-ecological process where cities are places for nature, and where cities also are dependent on, and have impacts on, the biosphere at different scales from local to global. The book is a global assessment and delivers four main conclusions: Urban areas are expanding faster than urban populations. Half the increase in urban land across the world over the next 20 years will occur in Asia, with the most extensive change expected to take place in India and China Urban areas modify their local and regional climate through the urban heat island effect and by altering precipitation patterns, which together will have significant impacts on net primary production, ecosystem health, and biodiversity Urban expansion will heavily draw on natural resources, including water, on a global scale, and will often consume prime agricultural land, with knock-on effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services elsewhere Future urban expansion will often occur in areas where the capacity for formal governance is restricted, which will constrain the protection of biodiversity and management of ecosystem services

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Conservation Biology for All


Author: Navjot S. Sodhi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199554234
Category: Nature
Page: 344
View: 1358
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Conservation Biology for All provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely as possible. Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered. Numerous textboxes describing additional relevant material or case studies are also included. The global biodiversity crisis is now unstoppable; what can be saved in the developing world will require an educated constituency in both the developing and developed world. Habitat loss is particularly acute in developing countries, which is of special concern because it tends to be these locations where the greatest species diversity and richest centres of endemism are to be found. Sadly, developing world conservation scientists have found it difficult to access an authoritative textbook, which is particularly ironic since it is these countries where the potential benefits of knowledge application are greatest. There is now an urgent need to educate the next generation of scientists in developing countries, so that they are in a better position to protect their natural resources.

OCR A Level Geography Second Edition


Author: Michael Raw,David Barker,Andy Palmer
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471859045
Category: Science
Page: 368
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An OCR endorsed textbook Help your students develop deep subject knowledge and high-level geographical skills with comprehensive coverage, stimulating activities and assessment support for all compulsory and optional topics; produced by the leading A Level Geography publisher and OCR's Publishing Partner for Geography. - Guides you and your students through the 2016 specification with clear explanations of the content and concepts, brought to life through examples and up-to-date case studies - Encourages students of all abilities to apply and improve their theoretical understanding through skills-focused activities based on a variety of textual, data and visual sources - Consolidates topic knowledge and aids self-assessment with review questions at the end of each chapter - Enables high-achieving students to target the top grades through suitably challenging extension material and activities - Teaches students how to approach assessments with confidence, providing opportunities to work through practice questions on every topic - Outlines relevant human and physical geography fieldwork projects throughout the text that meet the changed fieldwork assessment requirements

Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics

Preserving our evolutionary heritage in an extinction crisis
Author: Roseli Pellens,Philippe Grandcolas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319224611
Category: Science
Page: 390
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This book is about phylogenetic diversity as an approach to reduce biodiversity losses in this period of mass extinction. Chapters in the first section deal with questions such as the way we value phylogenetic diversity among other criteria for biodiversity conservation; the choice of measures; the loss of phylogenetic diversity with extinction; the importance of organisms that are deeply branched in the tree of life, and the role of relict species. The second section is composed by contributions exploring methodological aspects, such as how to deal with abundance, sampling effort, or conflicting trees in analysis of phylogenetic diversity. The last section is devoted to applications, showing how phylogenetic diversity can be integrated in systematic conservation planning, in EDGE and HEDGE evaluations. This wide coverage makes the book a reference for academics, policy makers and stakeholders dealing with biodiversity conservation.

AQA A-level Geography Fourth Edition


Author: Ian Whittaker,Paul Abbiss,Helen Fyfe
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471859010
Category: Science
Page: 368
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Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: Geography First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 AQA approved Encourage every student to develop in-depth knowledge and advanced geographical skills with this Student Book from the leading A-level Geography publisher*, fully updated for 2016 with detailed content coverage, fascinating case studies and assessment preparation materials. - Enables students of all abilities to increase, apply and revise their subject knowledge as they work through clear explanations of key terms and topics - Brings geographical theory to life by providing a rich source of up-to-date case studies for each physical and human topic - Builds the core, cartographic, graphical, statistical and ICT skills that students need to maximise their potential through a dedicated skills section tailored to AQA's 2016 specification - Helps students engage with challenging concepts, reflect on their learning and map their progress with pointer questions throughout and end-of-chapter review questions - Allows AS and A-level students to approach their exams with confidence by undertaking a variety of practice questions written by subject specialists with examining experience - Supports you in planning relevant and exciting fieldwork projects that meet the changed fieldwork and investigation requirements *Taken from Educational Publishers Council statistics

Diversifying Food and Diets

Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health
Author: Jessica Fanzo,Danny Hunter,Teresa Borelli,Federico Mattei
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136461469
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and cardio-vascular disease, are on the rise. Food system-based approaches to addressing these problems that could enhance food availability and diet quality through local production and agricultural biodiversity often fall outside the traditional scope of nutrition, and have been under-researched. As a consequence, there remains insufficient evidence to support well-defined, scalable agricultural biodiversity interventions that can be linked to improvements in nutrition outcomes. Agricultural biodiversity is important for food and nutritional security, as a safeguard against hunger, a source of nutrients for improved dietary diversity and quality, and strengthening local food systems and environmental sustainability. This book explores the current state of knowledge on the role of agricultural biodiversity in improving diets, nutrition and food security. Using examples and case studies from around the globe, the book explores current strategies for improving nutrition and diets and identifies key research and implementation gaps that need to be addressed to successfully promote the better use of agricultural biodiversity for rural and urban populations and societies in transition.

Aquatic Biodiversity II

The Diversity of Aquatic Ecosystems
Author: H. Segers,K. Martens
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140204111X
Category: Science
Page: 390
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Freshwater Biodiversity is a much underestimated component of global biodiversity, both in its diversity and in its potential to act as models for fundamental research in evolutionary biology and ecosystem studies. Freshwater organisms also reflect quality of water bodies and can thus be used to monitor changes in ecosystem health. The present book comprises a unique collection of primary research papers spanning a wide range of topics in aquatic biodiversity studies, and including a first global assessment of specific diversity of freshwater animals. The book also presents a section on the interaction between scientists and science policy managers. A target opinion paper lists priorities in aquatic biodiversity research for the next decade and several reactions from distinguished scientists discuss the relevance of these items from different points of view: fundamental ecology, taxonomy and systematics, needs of developing countries, present-day biodiversity policy at European and at global scales. It is believed that such a platform for the interaction between science and science policy is an absolute necessity for the efficient use of research budgets in the future.

Climate Change and Cities

First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network
Author: Cynthia Rosenzweig,William D. Solecki,Stephen A. Hammer,Shagun Mehrotra
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497405
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Urban areas are home to over half the world's people and are at the forefront of the climate change issue. The need for a global research effort to establish the current understanding of climate change adaptation and mitigation at the city level is urgent. To meet this goal a coalition of international researchers - the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) - was formed at the time of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in New York in 2007. This book is the First UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities. The authors are all international experts from a diverse range of cities with varying socio-economic conditions, from both the developing and developed world. It is invaluable for mayors, city officials and policymakers; urban sustainability officers and urban planners; and researchers, professors and advanced students.

Global Biodiversity in a Changing Environment

Scenarios for the 21st Century
Author: F.Stuart Chapin,Osvaldo E. Sala,Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461301572
Category: Science
Page: 378
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The scientific community has voiced two general concerns about the future of the earth. Firstly, climatologists and oceanographers have focused on the changes in our physical environment, ie climate, oceans, and air. And secondly, environmental biologists have addressed issues of conservation and the extinction of species. There is increasing evidence that these two broad concerns are intertwined and mutually dependent. Past changes in biodiversity have both responded to and caused changes in the earths environment. In its discussions of ten key terrestrial biomes and freshwater ecosystems, this volume uses our broad understanding of global environmental change to present the first comprehensive scenarios of biodiversity for the twenty-first century. Combining physical earth science with conservation biology, the book provides a starting-point for regional assessments on all scales. The book will be of interest to those concerned with guiding research on the changing environment of the earth and with planning future policy, especially in accordance with the Global Biodiversity Convention.

Superpowers


Author: Cameron Dunn
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340991831
Category: Education
Page: 128
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Contemporary Case Studies feature up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography. Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework that identifies the relevant key concepts and then follows with a series of short cases that include succinct analysis of the issues raised. In the Using case studies boxes, specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them; exercises based on one or more of the case studies are also included. The concluding section provides more detailed advice on making the most of the case studies in the examination.