The Resource Systematics, ecology, and the biodiversity crisis, edited by Niles Eldredge

Systematics, ecology, and the biodiversity crisis, edited by Niles Eldredge

Label
Systematics, ecology, and the biodiversity crisis
Title
Systematics, ecology, and the biodiversity crisis
Statement of responsibility
edited by Niles Eldredge
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Which species can be saved, when all cannot? Systematics, Ecology, and the Biodiversity Crisis provides critical tools for finding answers to the current of systematic biology. Systematists are in a unique position to identify critical areas of endemism and additional criteria for the identification of habitats and species most urgently in need of protection." "The result of a symposium held at the American Museum of Natural History, this book fills a void created by other volumes that have explored the biodiversity crisis exclusively from an ecological stance. "It may well be that the dynamics of extinction processes will prove to be exclusively in the domain of moment-by-moment interactive processes of matter-energy transfer: the realm of ecology. But the problems of extinction," Eldredge argues, "can be defined, recognized, measured, and assessed only through the tools of the systematist." Included are noted systematists, paleontologists, and ecologists who explore the relationship between ecology and systematics as it pertains to understanding the origin, maintenance, and loss of biological diversity. The role of museums, zoos, and related institutions is also examined." "At a time when our country has only recently awakened to the environmental crisis, Systematics, Ecology, and the Biodiversity Crisis provides urgently needed information for any attempts to understand and ameliorate the present dilemma of extinction and preservation."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH313
LC item number
.S97 1992
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH313.S97
NAL item number
1992
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Eldredge, Niles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity
  • Species
  • Species diversity
  • Ecology
  • Ecologie
  • Biodiversiteit
  • Taxonomie
  • Biodiversidade
  • Conservação biológica
  • Ecologia
  • Diversité des espèces
  • Écologie
  • Sciences naturelles
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Species
  • Species diversity
Label
Systematics, ecology, and the biodiversity crisis, edited by Niles Eldredge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Outgrowth of a symposium held at the American Museum of Natural History in March 1990"--Introd
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Where the twain meet : causal intersections between the genealogical and ecological realms / Niles Eldredge -- Patterns of biodiversity / Norman I. Platnick -- Systematic versus ecological diversity : the example of the Malagasy primates / Ian Tattersall -- Spilling over the competitive limits to species coexistence / George Stevens -- Explaining patterns of biological diversity : integrating causation at different spatial and temporal scales / Joel Cracraft -- Phylogenetic and ecologic patterns in the Phanerozoic history of marine biodiversity / J. John Sepkoski, Jr. -- The meaning of systematics and the biodiversity crisis / Michael J. Novacek -- Phylogenetic analysis and the role of systematics in the biodiversity crisis / Melanie L.J. Stiassny -- Systematics, biodiversity, and conservation biology / George F. Barrowclough -- Systematics and marine conservation / Judith E. Winston -- The conservation of animal diversity in Cuba / Gilberto Silva Taboada -- Living collections and biodiversity / Nathan R. Flesness -- Third world museums and biodiversity / P.E. Vanzolini
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 220 p.
Isbn
9780231075282
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91046924
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25049339
  • (OCoLC)ocm25049339
Label
Systematics, ecology, and the biodiversity crisis, edited by Niles Eldredge
Publication
Note
"Outgrowth of a symposium held at the American Museum of Natural History in March 1990"--Introd
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Where the twain meet : causal intersections between the genealogical and ecological realms / Niles Eldredge -- Patterns of biodiversity / Norman I. Platnick -- Systematic versus ecological diversity : the example of the Malagasy primates / Ian Tattersall -- Spilling over the competitive limits to species coexistence / George Stevens -- Explaining patterns of biological diversity : integrating causation at different spatial and temporal scales / Joel Cracraft -- Phylogenetic and ecologic patterns in the Phanerozoic history of marine biodiversity / J. John Sepkoski, Jr. -- The meaning of systematics and the biodiversity crisis / Michael J. Novacek -- Phylogenetic analysis and the role of systematics in the biodiversity crisis / Melanie L.J. Stiassny -- Systematics, biodiversity, and conservation biology / George F. Barrowclough -- Systematics and marine conservation / Judith E. Winston -- The conservation of animal diversity in Cuba / Gilberto Silva Taboada -- Living collections and biodiversity / Nathan R. Flesness -- Third world museums and biodiversity / P.E. Vanzolini
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 220 p.
Isbn
9780231075282
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91046924
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25049339
  • (OCoLC)ocm25049339

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