Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe (Topics in by David L. Hawksworth, Alan T. Bull

By David L. Hawksworth, Alan T. Bull

This ebook brings jointly a range of unique reports submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation that tackle biodiversity and conservation in Europe. Europe is unquestionably the main intensively inventoried sector of the area; distinctive maps can be found for species distributions whereas motion plans are being drawn up for species lower than danger. while, the natural world of Europe has been topic to huge, immense human pressures, with constrained barren region websites last in such a lot international locations. Europe therefore offers a case-study of what the human impression on biodiversity has been, and in addition what may be performed to enhance the location. The contributions during this quantity are drawn from a variety of nations and speak about various organism and habitat forms. They jointly offer a snap-shot of the types of reviews and activities being taken in Europe to deal with matters in biodiversity and conservation topical examples that might make the quantity particularly worthy to be used in conservation biology classes.

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Of grid cells and percentage) of each species inside NPAs, SPAs, and within steppe SPAs only, and re-evaluation after including high concordance cells (HCC) Biodivers Conserv (2007) 16:3255–3275 3267 1C 3268 Biodivers Conserv (2007) 16:3255–3275 High-value areas for steppe birds in Spain The results show that peninsular Spain is very species-rich, at least for the group of steppe species considered by this study. Although none of the grid cells included the entire steppe community (the maximum was 22 out of 26 species), only 35 grid cells held none of them.

12. BirdLife International, Cambridge Blanco JC, González JL (eds) (1992) Libro Rojo de los vertebrados de España. ICONA-MAPA, Madrid BurWeld I (2005) The conservation status of steppic birds in Europe. In: Bota G, Morales MB, Mañosa S, Camprodon J (eds) Ecology and conservation of steppe-land birds. Lynx Editions, Barcelona, pp 119–140 Burgess N, Küper W, Mutke J, Brown J, Westaway S, Turpie S, Meshack C, Taplin J, Lovett JC (2005) Major gaps in the distribution of protected areas for threatened and narrow range Afrotropical plants.

Two undisturbed areas were located in two nature reserves: (1) a grassland dominated by Bromus erectus with a thin organic layer (2) the so-called Biancana badlands consisting of Pliocene clay domes no higher than 200 m. The southern slopes of these domes lack vegetation, while the northern slopes are covered by scarce herbaceous or rare shrub vegetation (Spartium junceum, Crataegus monogyna). Data collection and standardization All data on agricultural and flooded areas are new, whereas part of the data from the other areas was reported in previous publications (Migliorini et al.

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