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Biodegradable : measurement and estimation

Author: D L Hawksworth
Publisher: London : Chapman & Hall, ©1995 (1996 printing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Leading experts on the field of biodiversity examine examples from a wide range of organism groups. Their approaches include the latest molecular and phylogenetic techniques through to the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D L Hawksworth
ISBN: 0412752204 9780412752209
OCLC Number: 244301515
Description: 140 pages ; 30 cm
Contents: List of contributors --
Preface --
1. Conceptual aspects of the quantification of the extent of biological diversity --
2. Biodiversity at the molecular level: the domains, kingdoms and phyla of life --
3. The quantification of plant diversity through time --
4. Phylogenetic pattern and the quantification of organismal biodiversity --
5. Biodiversity at the molecular genetic level: experiences from disparate macroorganisms --
6. Theoretical and practical aspects of the quantification of biodiversity among microorganisms --
7. Selecting indicator taxa for the quantitative assessment of biodiversity --
8. The quantification of biodiversity: an esoteric quest or a vital component of sustainable development? --
9. A comparison of the efficacy of higher taxa and species numbers in the assessment of the biodiversity in the neotropics --
10. Estimating terrestrial biodiversity through extrapolation --
11. Practical approaches to the estimation of the extent of biodiversity in speciose groups --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by D.L. Hawksworth.
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