By Josef Settele
This is often the 1st ebook of its type to explain and summarise in a accomplished, effortless to learn and richly illustrated shape the main pressures, affects and hazards of biodiversity loss at an international point. It identifies the most dangers as international weather and land use swap, environmental pollutants, lack of pollinators and organic invasions. It additionally analyzes the affects and outcomes of biodiversity loss, with a powerful specialize in socio-economic drivers and their results on society.
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The proportional area of forest land. 1) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (2005). Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005: Progress towards sustainable forest management. FAO Forestry Paper 147. Rome: FAO. siteId=101&langId=1). The proportional area of rotational and permanent agricultural land. 1) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (2006). FAOSTAT Online Statistical Service. Rome: FAO. org/). 2) World Resources Institute. 2005 EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal.
Rather, it is already technically possible to develop a common interface provided via the World Wide Web which acts as a one-stop shop and directs data requests and queries to dispersed databases around Europe, or even the globe. org) and the Lifewatch infrastructure (Los, this atlas, p. 62). In such a system, it would not be necessary physically to give data away, hence data amendments and corrections could be made by data holders at any time, thus providing accurate and always upto-date, ”last-version” datasets.
A promising first step would be an inventory of existing data being made available through ”metadatabases”. In a second step, such decentralised and heterogeneous databases could be made accessible via a common gateway and exchange format. Chapter 2 RESEARCH APPROACHES INTO THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN IMPACT FACTORS AND BIODIVERSITY Research Approaches into the Interactions between Impact Factors and Biodiversity STEFAN KLOTZ & MARK FRENZEL While the previous chapter focussed on the availability of baseline data for research on biodiversity and its impacting factors, we wish here to give some impressions of core research approaches in the field across different spatial and temporal scales.
Atlas of Biodiversity Risk by Josef Settele