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Urban Biodiversity

Gail Hansen and Joseli Macedo

in Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781683402527
eISBN:
9781683403371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683402527.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Biodiversity concepts have been challenged recently by a more complex view that diversity of species traits, and not just their abundance, is important for ecological function. The concept of ... More


Island Hot Spots: The Challenge of Climate Change

David Bramwell

in Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

More than 50 percent of the world's plant species and 42 percent of all terrestrial vertebrate species are endemic to the thirty-four biodiversity hot spots. Islands are of particular importance in a ... More


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