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Averting biodiversity meltdown in the Asian tropics

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. Asian Chapter. Conference

Averting biodiversity meltdown in the Asian tropics

programme and abstracts, Inaugural Conference of the Asian Chapter of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Temple Bay Hotel, Mahabalipuram, India 6-8th March 2007

by Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. Asian Chapter. Conference

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Published by Asian Chapter, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation in [India .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biodivesity conservation -- Asia.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementconvenor, Priya Davidar.
    ContributionsInstitut français de Pondichéry.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH77.A75 A88 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination111 p. ;
    Number of Pages111
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18735012M
    LC Control Number2007388283

    The book has 21 chapters, and is based on a conference "Biodiversity Crisis on Tropical Islands" held in the University of Brunei Darussalam in , supplemented by invited keynote contributions. Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation ().Format: Paperback. () Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature – Linkie, M, Chapron, G, Martyr, DJ, Holden, J, leader-Williams, N () Assessing the viability of tiger subpopulations in a fragmented landscape.

    Tropical forests are important for many reasons—for sustaining biodiversity and indigenous cultures and for providing an array of valuable ecosystem services, such as storing carbon, limiting soil erosion, and reducing downstream flooding (Raven & Williams, ; Laurance, ; Bradshaw et al., ).Nearly one half of the world's tropical forests have been lost in the last few centuries. Globally, million hectares of tropical forest were lost between and , frequently in the aftermath of infrastructure expansion Borneo (Fig. 1) sustains the largest intact forest area in Southeast Asia. These forests harbour a global biodiversity hotspot, exceptionally high species endemism, and large carbon stocks.

    William F. Laurance (born 12 October ), also known as Bill Laurance, is Distinguished Research Professor at James Cook University, Australia and has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. He has received an Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. He held the Prince Bernhard Chair for International Nature Conservation at Utrecht. Biodiversity assessment of forest tree species in Bia A. Oteng-Yeboah Chapter 18 Measuring and inventorying arthropod diversity in tropical forests: N. Stork Chapter 19 Diversity of microfungi in the wet tropics of north Queensland: K. D. Hyde Chapter 20 Reserve size and implications for the conservation of biodiversity in the Andaman Islands.


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Averting biodiversity meltdown in the Asian tropics by Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. Asian Chapter. Conference Download PDF EPUB FB2

Let nature heal climate and biodiversity crises, say campaigners This article is more than 1 year old Restoration of forests and coasts can tackle ‘existential crises’ but is being overlooked. 1. Introduction. Biodiversity is defined as ‘the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems’ (SCBC, ).In other words, biodiversity is the occurrence of different types of Cited by: 2.

Averting biodiversity meltdown in the Asian tropics book Tropical ecosystems are exceptionally rich and exclusive reservoirs of much of the biodiversity on Earth. However, the rapid and extensive destruction of tropical habitats has become a serious threat to their native station is particularly severe in Southeast Asia, where natural habitats, such as lowland rain forests, are being destroyed at relative rates that are higher than Cited by:   Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas.

American and Asia-Pacific tropics Protected areas are a cornerstone of efforts to conserve tropical biodiversity 3,4, Asia’s forest protected areas are s Have we overstated the tropical biodiversity crisis.

Trends in Sloan, S.P. et al. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical. The biodiversity of Southeast Asia is gravely imperil ed by drivers includin g massive habitat modifications, f orest fires a nd the overexpl oitation of wildli fe.

This book contains the first. Biodiversity Hang on. More growth, not less, is the best hope for averting a sixth great extinction.

The elevation ranges between and m a.s.l. It belongs to the Dipterocarpus indicus-Kingiodendron pinnatum-Humboldtia brunonis type of wet evergreen forests and is a part of the West Coast Tropical Forests of Champion and Seth's classification. Uppangala receives slightly more than mm per year and the dry season lasts months.

Introduction. Southeast Asia (SE Asia) is a known hotspot of biodiversity, and is of threat. The region is uniquely biologically complex, reflecting its complex biogeography and resulting in zonation of regional biotic patterns and complex biogeographic divides, which require further research to fully understand (Sheldon et al.

).Typically, when people consider SE Asian biodiversity, they. CiteScore: ℹ CiteScore: CiteScore measures the average citations received per peer-reviewed document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four years (e.g.

) to peer-reviewed documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters) published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of. The importance of protected areas in safeguarding biodiversity is now enshrined in Aichi Target 11 that forms part of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity – of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

This Convention has been signed by Parties, including all seven South Asian countries. More than two thirds of the world's biodiversity resides in tropical regions, providing important ecosystem functions and services at global and local levels.

As conversion of tropical ecosystems continues to put pressure on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the fate of tropical species depends to a large extent on how we manage disturbed.

About this book. Previously published in Biodiversity and Conservation 19(2), Tropical Islands Biodiversity Crisis: The Indo-West Pacific assesses the issues facing biodiversity maintenance on tropical islands, and the impacts of biodiversity loss.

The emphasis is on the Indo-West Pacific region, which includes many small islands where the biodiversity is under threat as a result of not. Referred to as barking deer, 12 species of muntjacs inhabit Asia.

The rarely seen, critically endangered Large-antlered muntjac inhabits the evergreen forests of Southeast Asia’s Annamites Range. BENGUET, Philippines — Every day, at least 1, metric tons of semi-temperate vegetables are trucked down from Benguet, a mountainous province in. A little-known endemic caught in the South-east Asian extinction crisis: the Annamite striped rabbit Nesolagus timminsi - Volume 54 Issue 2 - Andrew Tilker, An Nguyen, Jesse F.

Abrams, Tejas Bhagwat, Minh Le, Thanh Van Nguyen, Anh Tuan Nguyen, Jürgen Niedballa, Rahel Sollmann, Andreas Wilting. Asia is exceptionally rich in biodiversity. The tropical forests of South East Asia, the reefs of the ‘coral triangle’, and the large river basins of the region are among the most unique on Earth.

The rapid economic growth in Asia has generated significant pressures on the region’s biodiversity. Laurence, W. et al. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature ()– + 32 pages supplementary information. president of ATBC Asian Chapter. The inaugural meeting of ATBC Asian Chapter was held in India from 3rd to 6th March.

The theme of the inaugural conference was “Averting Biodiversity Meltdown in the Asian Tropics”, focusing on the common prob-lems of biology and conservation in Asian tropical ecosystems.

CHEN delivered an inaugural. However, it has been difficult to show that the tropical environment, on the scale in which diversity is usually measured (1 ha or less), is any more complex than the environment at higher latitudes.

For a regional scale, it can be argued that there are more habitats in the tropics than at high latitudes (Simpson ). Global biodiversity is decreasing at an alarming rate 1, with the most rapid declines occurring in tropical rainforests overarching threats, habitat alteration 3 and hunting 4.

As the human population grows and increasingly encroaches on remaining wildlife habitat, hunting threatens many species. Benítez-López et al. conducted a large-scale meta-analysis of hunting trends and impacts across the tropics (see the Perspective by Brashares and Gaynor).

Bird and mammal populations were considerably lower in areas where hunting occurred. signatory nations of the Convention of Biological Diversity, including Australia, are meeting in Cancun, Mexico, to discuss their progress towards averting the current biodiversity crisis.

While topics will vary widely from dealing with climate change, invasive species and illegal wildlife trade, a chief issue will likely be one that has.