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Title Biodiversity / William Dudley, book editor.
Imprint San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, c2002.


 Main Stacks  QH541.15.B56 B565 2002    AVAILABLE
Description 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Current controversies.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-215).
Subject Biodiversity.
Endangered species.
Contents Mass extinction and biodiversity loss : an overview / David Hosansky -- Loss of biodiversity is a global crisis / Edward O. Wilson -- Declining biodiversity can adversely affect local environments / Ecological Society of America -- Invading species threaten America's biodiversity and environment / Joel Achenbach -- Declining biodiversity is a serious crisis in Hawaii / William Allen -- Extent and ramifications of loss of biodiversity are difficult to assess / Rowan B. Martin -- Importance of biodiversity to ecosystem health is in dispute / Lila Guterman -- Invading species may be beneficial to America's ecosystems / Ronald Bailey -- Past and present human actions contribute to loss of biodiversity / Dorothy Hinshaw Patent -- Habitat loss threatens biodiversity in the United States / David S. Wilcove ... [et al.] -- Global climate change threatens biodiversity / Adam Markham, Jay Malcolm -- Threat of global climate change to biodiversity is exaggerated / Heartland Institute -- Urban sprawl threatens biodiversity / Michael L. McKinney -- Urban sprawl may not threaten biodiversity / James R. Dunn -- Damming rivers threatens freshwater biodiversity / Elaine Robbins -- Reckless exploitation of ocean resources threatens marine biodiversity / Elliott Norse -- Commercial agriculture is detrimental to biodiversity / John Tuxill -- Commercial farming practices threaten the genetic diversity of farm animals / Lawrence Alderman -- Capitalism threatens agricultural biodiversity / Linda Featheringill -- Corporate control over genetic resources threatens biodiversity / Vandana Shiva -- Commercial high-yield farming practices preserve biodiversity / Dennis T. Avery -- Genetic engineering may be a boon to biodiversity / Alvin L. Young -- Free market can enhance agricultural biodiversity / David Schap, Andrew T. Young -- Search for biodiversity solutions : an overview / Fred Powledge -- Conservation efforts should focus on biodiversity "hotspots" / Russell A. Mittermeier, Norman Myers, Christina G. Mittermeier -- Conservation efforts should not focus on biodiversity "hotspots" / G. Carleton Ray -- Convention on Biological Diversity helps protect biodiversity through sustainable development / Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity -- Convention on Biological Diversity is extremist and harmful / Michael Coffman -- Sustainable development and biodiversity preservation are incompatible goals / Kent H. Redford, Brian Richter -- Stabilizing human population growth would help preserve biodiversity / Richard Cincotta, Robert Engelman -- Governments should reduce resource exploitation / Gary Kline -- Preserving cultural and linguistic diversity can help protect biological diversity / David Harmon.
Other Author Dudley, William, 1964-