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BIODIVERSITY: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

Edited by : Wilhelm Barthlott,

Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, Universitat Bonn, Germany

K. Eduard Linsenmair,

Universität Würzburg, Theodor-Boveri-Institute for Biosciences, Germany

Stefan Porembski,

Universität Rostock, Institute for Biosciences, Department of Botany, Germany


1. Characterization of Biodiversity


Klaus Riede, Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Germany

2. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning



Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Basic Principles
Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, Institute of Plant Sciences,Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich(ETH), Switzerland

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Experimental Systems
Andrew Hector, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Zürich, Switzerland

The Role of Above- and Belowground Linkages in Ecosystem Functioning
Gerlinde B. De Deyn, Department of Multitropic Interactions, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, The Netherlands
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Canada, Canada

Jasper van Ruijven, Department of Biological Sciences, Silwood Park Campus, Imperial College London, UK

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning of Selected Terrestrial Ecosystems: Grasslands
Ansgar Kahmen, Institute for Plant Sciences, ETH Zürich, LFW C55, Switzerland

Biodiversity and Functioning of Selected Terrestrial Ecosystems: Alpine and Arctic Ecosystems
Eva M. Spehn, Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (DIVERSITAS),Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Switzerland

Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems
David M. Paterson, School of Biology, Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Anrews, East Sands, UK

Biodiversity and the Functioning of Selected Terrestrial Ecosystems: Agricultural Systems
Andrew Wilby, Department of Agriculture, University of Reading, UK
Michael B. Thomas, Department of Botany, University of Hawai'i, USA

3. Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Biodiversity Dynamics


Dethardt Goetze, Department of Botany, University of Rostock,Institute of Biosciences/Department of Botany, Germany
Klement Tockner, Department of Limnology,EAWAG Dubendorf, Switzerland
Ursula Karlowski, Department of Botany, University of Rostock, Germany
Klaus Riede, Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Germany
Stefan Porembski, Universität Rostock, Institute for Biosciences, Department of Botany, Germany
Aparna Watve, Department of Botany, Agharkar Research Institute, India

4. Evolutionary and Genetic Aspects of Biodiversity


Günter Theißen, Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
J.Albert C. Uy, Department of Biology, Syracuse University, USA

5. Biodiversity Monitoring, Assessment, Data Management, and Indicators

Norbert Juergens, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Hamburg, Germany

Inventorying, Measuring and Monitoring of Biodiversity
Norbert Juergens, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Hamburg, Germany

Search for Indicators for Biodiversity Assessments
Robert J. Scholes, Division Water, Environment and Forestry, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR-NRE), South Africa

Data and Information Management and Communication
Walter R. Berendsohn, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem,

6. The Value of Biodiversity

Dirk Lanzerath, German Reference Center for Ethics in the Life Sciences, and Department of Philosophy, University of Bonn, Germany

Economic Relevance of Biodiversity
Dirk Lanzerath, German Reference Center for Ethics in the Life Sciences, and Department of Philosophy, University of Bonn, Germany

Ethical Relevance of Biodiversity
Dirk Lanzerath, German Reference Center for Ethics in the Life Sciences, and Department of Philosophy, University of Bonn, Germany

7. Halting Biodiversity Loss: Fundamentals and Trends of Conservation Science and Action


Monika Bertzky, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences (IWSL), Germany
Pierre L. Ibisch, Subject Area Nature Conservation, Faculty of Forestry, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, Germany

8. Application of Ecological Knowledge to Habitat Restoration

Hartmut Koehler, Center for Environmental Research and Technology (UFT), University of Bremen, Germany

Disturbance Ecology and Restoration
Anke Jentsch,

Landscape Dynamics
Jacques Baudry, Department “Science for Action and Sustainable Development”, France

Alternative Restoration Strategies in Former Lignite Mining Areas of Eastern Germany
Siben Tischew, Antje Lorenz, and Anita Kirmer, University of Applied Science, Germany

Afforestation and Reforestation
Michael Bredemeier, Universitat Gottingen,Forest Ecosystems Research Centre, Germany
Achim Dohrenbusch, Institute for Silviculture, University of Gottingen, Germany

Tropical Forest Restoration Experiences
Peter D. Erskine, Rainforest CRC,School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, Australia
Ilyas Siddique, Department of Botany,School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, Australia
Vera Lex Engel, Agricultural Sciences Faculty, Department of Natural Resources, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
David Lamb, Faculty of Biological & Chemical Sciences, School of Integrative Biology,The University of Queensland, Australia

Combating Degradation in Arid Systems
Norbert Juergens, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Hamburg, Germany
 

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