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Regulating Global Biodiversity: What is the Problem?

Timothy Swanson and Ben Groom

in Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676880
eISBN:
9780191756252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676880.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

It is demonstrated that the fundamental problem of global biodiversity regulation is similar to the bargaining problem analysed by Nash, Rubinstein, and others. There are benefits from global land ... More


Conservation Applications

Boris Worm and Derek P. Tittensor

in A Theory of Global Biodiversity (MPB-60)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154831
eISBN:
9781400890231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154831.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the following question: How can our knowledge of global biodiversity patterns and our understanding of underlying processes and drivers help us to apprehend, project, and ... More


Conclusions

Boris Worm and Derek P. Tittensor

in A Theory of Global Biodiversity (MPB-60)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154831
eISBN:
9781400890231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154831.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's major findings and presents some final thoughts. Among these findings is clear evidence that global biodiversity organizes into distinct patterns within ... More


Introduction

Boris Worm and Derek P. Tittensor

in A Theory of Global Biodiversity (MPB-60)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154831
eISBN:
9781400890231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154831.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. The book aims to construct an integrated understanding of large-scale patterns of marine and terrestrial biodiversity at ... More


Developing a Theory of Global Biodiversity

Boris Worm and Derek P. Tittensor

in A Theory of Global Biodiversity (MPB-60)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154831
eISBN:
9781400890231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154831.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter develops a body of theory to capture and test the key processes governing the global distribution of biodiversity. From this theory, it devises a spatial metacommunity model that enables ... More


Predicting Global Biodiversity Patterns from Theory

Boris Worm and Derek P. Tittensor

in A Theory of Global Biodiversity (MPB-60)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154831
eISBN:
9781400890231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154831.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The previous chapter developed a global theory of biodiversity incorporating gradients in ambient temperature and habitat area or productivity. It showed that a metacommunity model implementation of ... More


Drivers and Predictors of Global Biodiversity

Boris Worm and Derek P. Tittensor

in A Theory of Global Biodiversity (MPB-60)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154831
eISBN:
9781400890231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154831.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter considers the driving factors that may cause global patterns of biodiversity to exist. The goal is to confront published hypotheses about putative drivers of diversity with comprehensive ... More


Preservation Paradigms and Tropical Rain Forests

Randall A. Kramer and Carel P. van Schaik

in Last Stand: Protected Areas and the Defense of Tropical Biodiversity

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195095548
eISBN:
9780197560808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195095548.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

Tropical rain forests are disappearing rapidly as a result of increasing human encroachment. During the past century, tropical rain forests have been reduced to about half of their original area. ... More


Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Ulrika Candolin and Bob B.M. Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602568
eISBN:
9780191810121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Human-induced environmental change currently represents the single greatest threat to global biodiversity. Species are typically adapted to the local environmental conditions in which they have ... More


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