The Biodiversity Observation Network in the Asia Pacific Region

The Biodiversity Observation Network in the Asia Pacific Region
Author: Shin-ichi Nakano,Tetsukazu Yahara,Tohru Nakashizuka
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-07-26
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9784431540328

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Biological diversity is important for ecosystem function and services, which in turn is essential for human well-being. Under the Convention on Biological Diversity, international efforts have been made to achieve a significant reduction in the current rate of biodiversity loss. The loss continues, however. The Asia-Pacific region includes both developing countries with high biodiversity and developed countries with sophisticated data collection and analyses, but only limited information about the status quo of biodiversity in this region has been available. Many Asia-Pacific countries have rapidly grown their economies and social infrastructures, causing a loss of biodiversity and requiring an urgent mandate to achieve a balance between development and conservation in the region. In December 2009, scientists successfully organized the Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network in the region, to establish a network for research and monitoring of ecosystems and biodiversity and to build a cooperative framework. The present volume is the first collection of information on biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific and represents a quantum step forward in science that optimizes the synergy between development and biodiversity conservation.

Biodiversity Informatics in Asia

Biodiversity Informatics in Asia
Author: Keping Ma,K.N. Ganeshaiah
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2020-11-01
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780128154601

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Biodiversity Informatics in Asia: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities presents the most up-to-date information on biodiversity data across the Asian continent. It assesses the needs and gaps in current research and highlights the importance of biodiversity informatics to conservation and sustainability in Asia. This book covers the most advanced lessons, technologies, and facilities gathering biodiversity data in Asia. It includes datasets for conservation, bio-prospecting, and ecological studies, and shares the best data standards and analytical tools to help further biodiversity informatics in Asian countries. This book also looks toward the future of biodiversity informatics and how factors such as networking, quality assurance, and geo-spatial platforms can be used for improvement. Written and edited by lead experts in the field, Biodiversity Informatics in Asia: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities is a must-have for students and researchers analyze the data behind biodiversity and its connection to taxonomic conservation. Provides insight to biodiversity informatics specific to Asian regions Discusses the role of modern technology in biodiversity informatics, including cloud computing and social networks Analyzes the role of databases in changing taxonomic practices in Asia and presents strategies to improve these practices

Issues in Global Environment Biodiversity Resources and Conservation 2011 Edition

Issues in Global Environment  Biodiversity  Resources  and Conservation  2011 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 1173
Release: 2012-01-09
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781464964947

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Issues in Global Environment: Biodiversity, Resources, and Conservation: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Global Environment—Biodiversity, Resources, and Conservation. The editors have built Issues in Global Environment: Biodiversity, Resources, and Conservation: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Global Environment—Biodiversity, Resources, and Conservation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Global Environment: Biodiversity, Resources, and Conservation: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Multimedia Tools and Applications for Environmental Biodiversity Informatics

Multimedia Tools and Applications for Environmental   Biodiversity Informatics
Author: Alexis Joly,Stefanos Vrochidis,Kostas Karatzas,Ari Karppinen,Pierre Bonnet
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2018-06-19
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783319764450

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This edited volume focuses on the latest and most impactful advancements of multimedia data globally available for environmental and earth biodiversity. The data reflects the status, behavior, change as well as human interests and concerns which are increasingly crucial for understanding environmental issues and phenomena. This volume addresses the need for the development of advanced methods, techniques and tools for collecting, managing, analyzing, understanding and modeling environmental & biodiversity data, including the automated or collaborative species identification, the species distribution modeling and their environment, such as the air quality or the bio-acoustic monitoring. Researchers and practitioners in multimedia and environmental topics will find the chapters essential to their continued studies.

Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia

Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia
Author: David Gower,Kenneth Johnson,James Richardson,Brian Rosen,Lukas Rüber,Suzanne Williams
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-07-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781139536226

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The flora and fauna of Southeast Asia are exceptionally diverse. The region includes several terrestrial biodiversity hotspots and is the principal global hotspot for marine diversity, but it also faces the most intense challenges of the current global biodiversity crisis. Providing reviews, syntheses and results of the latest research into Southeast Asian earth and organismal history, this book investigates the history, present and future of the fauna and flora of this bio- and geodiverse region. Leading authorities in the field explore key topics including palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, biogeography, population genetics and conservation biology, illustrating research approaches and themes with spatially, taxonomically and methodologically focused case studies. The volume also presents methodological advances in population genetics and historical biogeography. Exploring the fascinating environmental and biotic histories of Southeast Asia, this is an ideal resource for graduate students and researchers as well as environmental NGOs.

Zoology

Zoology
Author: María-Dolores García
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2012-03-23
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789535103608

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The present book is not a classical manual on Zoology and the reader should not expect to find the usual treatment of animal groups. As a consequence, some people may feel disappointed when consulting the index, mainly if searching for something that is considered standard. But the reader, if interested in Zoology, should not be disappointed when trying to find novelties on different topics that will help to improve the knowledge on animals. This book is a compendium of contributions to some of the many different topics related to the knowledge of animals. Individual chapters represent recent contributions to Zoology illustrating the diversity of research conducted in this discipline and providing new data to be considered in future overall publications.

Protection of the Three Poles

Protection of the Three Poles
Author: Falk Huettmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2012-03-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9784431540069

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The Arctic, the Antarctic, and the Hindu Kush-Himalayas form a trio of terrains sometimes called “the three poles”. Mainly composed of rock, snow, and ice, these precious regions, which are home to many unique species such as the polar bear, the emperor penguin, and the snow leopard, contain the primary water resource of this planet and directly shape our climate. This book presents a first-ever global assessment and progressive review of the three poles and demonstrates the urgent need for their protection. Sins of the past have irrevocably harmed and threatened many of the unique qualities of these regions, and the future looks bleak with the global population forecast to reach 9 billion by 2060, and with climate change on the rise. Presented here is a wide-reaching and coherent overview of the three poles’ biodiversity, habitats, and ongoing destruction. Failed protection and social targets set by the United Nations and other bodies are exposed while economic growth, unconstrained or inappropriate development, and urban sprawl are promoted unabated. Polar regions play a major role in the global agenda as they are rich in oil and other resources, marking them for contamination, overfishing, and further degradation. Tourism in the Antarctic has benefited from enlightened self-regulation, but there are signs that this is changing, too. The chapters of this book are written by experts in their fields, and their evidence leaves no doubt that we already live beyond our carrying capacity on a finite but decaying space. A global protection role model and several outlook scenarios are proposed to help set in motion polar protection priorities that are actually valid. Humanity has demonstrated through international treaties such as the Antarctic Treaty and the Madrid Protocol that we can put the interests of the planet as a whole first. This must become the norm, not the exception.

Marine Biodiversity Observation Network MBON

Marine Biodiversity Observation Network  MBON
Author: Frank Edgar Muller-Karger,Enrique Montes,Dominique Pelletier,Juan Carlos Azofeifa-Solano,James Hendee
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-25
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9782889745210

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Global Biodiversity

Global Biodiversity
Author: T. Pullaiah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2018-12-07
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780429946844

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This is the first volume in the new multi-volume set, Global Biodiversity. Each volume in this series aims to provide insightful information on the biodiversity of selected nations in particular regions. The volumes summarize the available data on both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and microbes of the different nations. Global Biodiversity, Volume 1: Selected Countries in Asia focuses on selected countries of Asia, providing an abundance of biodiversity information on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Vietnam. The first chapter in the volume provides an informative overview of what is biodiversity along with biogeographic classifications. It provides explanations of biodiversity patterns and species number; biodiversity conservation, protection, and international commitments and cooperation; biodiversity threats and drivers of change (such as human population growth, climate change, land use change); and the economics of biodiversity as well.

Data Intensive Computing for Biodiversity

Data Intensive Computing for Biodiversity
Author: Sarinder K. Dhillon,Amandeep S. Sidhu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2013-05-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783642380471

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This book is focused on the development of a data integration framework for retrieval of biodiversity information from heterogeneous and distributed data sources. The data integration system proposed in this book links remote databases in a networked environment, supports heterogeneous databases and data formats, links databases hosted on multiple platforms, and provides data security for database owners by allowing them to keep and maintain their own data and to choose information to be shared and linked. The book is a useful guide for researchers, practitioners, and graduate-level students interested in learning state-of-the-art development for data integration in biodiversity.

Integrative Observations and Assessments

Integrative Observations and Assessments
Author: Shin-ichi Nakano,Tetsukazu Yahara,Tohru Nakashizuka
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2014-06-04
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9784431547839

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This volume focuses on new trends in monitoring biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the most rapidly changing areas in the world. It provides reviews of the challenges in studying the spatial variability of biodiversity across various ecosystems. This book also describes newly developed concepts and methods for biodiversity observation including ubiquitous genotyping, systematic conservation, monitoring of the functions and services of ecosystems and biodiversity informatics. These contributions will lead to establishing integrative observations and assessments of biodiversity, essential for reporting the current status and for the effective conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This work will interest biodiversity researchers not only in the Asia-Pacific region but also across the entire globe.

A cybertaxonomic revision of the micro landsnail genus Plectostoma Adam Mollusca Caenogastropoda Diplommatinidae from Peninsular Malaysia Sumatra and Indochina

A cybertaxonomic revision of the micro landsnail genus Plectostoma Adam  Mollusca  Caenogastropoda  Diplommatinidae   from Peninsular Malaysia  Sumatra and Indochina
Author: Thor-Seng Liew,Jaap Jan Vermeulen,Mohammad Effendi bin Marzuki,Menno Schilthuizen
Publsiher: PenSoft Publishers LTD
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2014-03-25
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789546427236

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The Tropical micro-landsnail of the genus Plectostoma exhibits a greater diversity in shell forms, largely due to the last whorl, which, in some species is coiled irregularly. The genus counts 79 species and occurs in Vietnam, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo. Plectostoma can only be found in limestone outcrops, where the rock face is its major habitat. This work revises non-Borneo Plectostoma species, which are more diverse in their shell form than Bornean Plectostoma. As a result, 10 new Plectostoma species are described together with the existing 21 species, based on the redefined shell characters and genetic data. In addition, all the data of 31 species, namely, 62 references, 214 collections, 290 pictures, and 155 3D models, were simultaneously tagged and linked to each other. All the synthesised, semantic-tagged, and linked taxonomic information is made freely and publicly available online.

Biodiversity Structure and Function Volume I

Biodiversity   Structure and Function   Volume I
Author: Wilhelm Barthlott,K. Eduard Linsenmair,Stefan Porembski
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-08-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781905839346

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Biodiversity: Structure and Function is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Biodiversity: Structure and Function discusses matters of great relevance to our world such as: Characterization of Biodiversity; Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning; Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Biodiversity Dynamics; Evolutionary and Genetic Aspects of Biodiversity; Biodiversity Monitoring, Assessment, Data Management, and Indicators; The Value of Biodiversity; Halting Biodiversity Loss: Fundamentals and Latest Trends of Conservation Science and Action; Application of Ecological Knowledge to Habitat Restoration. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Oceanography and Coastal Informatics Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Oceanography and Coastal Informatics  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2018-11-02
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781522573098

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To date, a vast amount of the world’s oceans remains uncharted. With water covering more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, maritime and oceanographic exploration and research is vital. Oceanography and Coastal Informatics: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge centered on technologies, methodologies, and practices related to the biological and physical aspects of the ocean and coastal environments. This publication is divided into four sections: climate change and environmental concerns; data analysis and management; fisheries management and ecology; and GIS, geospatial analysis, and localization. This publication is an ideal reference source for oceanographers, marine and maritime professionals, researchers, and scholars interested in current research on various aspects of oceanography and coastal informatics.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational and Bio Engineering

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational and Bio Engineering
Author: S. Jyothi,D. M. Mamatha,Yu-Dong Zhang,K. Srujan Raju
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 781
Release: 2021-09-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789811619410

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This book presents the peer-reviewed proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational and Bioengineering (CBE 2020) jointly organized in virtual mode by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of BioScience & Sericulture, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women's University), Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India, during 4–5 December 2020. The book includes the latest research on advanced computational methodologies such as artificial intelligence, data mining and data warehousing, cloud computing, computational intelligence, soft computing, image processing, Internet of things, cognitive computing, wireless networks, social networks, big data analytics, machine learning, network security, computer networks and communications, bioinformatics, biocomputing/biometrics, computational biology, biomaterials, bioengineering, and medical and biomedical informatics.