African Biodiversity

  • Filename: african-biodiversity.
  • ISBN: 9780387243207
  • Release Date: 2007-04-29
  • Number of pages: 443
  • Author: Bernhard Hube
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



In May 2004, the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum hosted the Fifth International Symposium on Tropical Biology. This series was established at the ZFMK in the early 1980s, and has variably focused on systematics and ecology of tropical organisms, with an emphasis on Africa. Previous volumes are those edited by Schuchmann (1985), Peters and Hutterer (1990), Ulrich (1997), and Rheinwald (2000). The symposium in 2004 was organized by the Entomology Department under the direction of Michael Schmitt. The intention was to focus on Africa rather than on a particular taxon, and to highlight biodiversity at all levels ranging from molecules to ecosystems. This focus was timely partly because of the currently running BIOTA Africa programmes (BIOdiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis in Africa). BIOTA is an interdisciplinary research project focusing on sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa (http://www.biote-africa.de). Session titles were Biogeography and Speciation Processes, Phylogenetic Patterns and Systematics, Diversity Declines and Conservation, and Applied Biodiversity Informatics. Each session was opened by an invited speaker, and all together 77 lectures and 59 posters were presented. There were over 200 participants and it was gratifying to us to meet colleagues from 26 nations, including Russia, Ukraine, Japan, USA, and ten African countries. We thank all participants for their valuable contributions.

Aspects of African Biodiversity

  • Filename: aspects-of-african-biodiversity.
  • ISBN: 9781847559487
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Author: Jacob Ogweno Midiwo
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry



The proceedings of the Pan Africa Chemistry Network Biodiversity Conference which connected African scientists and provides a valuable overview of biodiversity in Africa.

The Biodiversity of African Plants

  • Filename: the-biodiversity-of-african-plants.
  • ISBN: 9789400902855
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 861
  • Author: L.J.G. Van der Maesen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Proceedings of the XIVth AETFAT Congress, 22-27 August 1994, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Biodiversity of West African Forests

  • Filename: biodiversity-of-west-african-forests.
  • ISBN: 9780851999517
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 521
  • Author: L. Poorter
  • Publisher: CABI



The rain forests of West Africa have been designated as one of the world's hotspots of biodiversity. They extend from Ghana to Senegal and are referred to as the Upper Guinean forests. Because of their isolated position, they harbour a large number of rare and endemic animal and plant species.This book focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of these forests. It analyses the factors that give rise to biodiversity and structure tropical plant communities. It also includes an atlas with ecological profiles of rare plant species and large timber species.

The East African Great Lakes Limnology Palaeolimnology and Biodiversity

  • Filename: the-east-african-great-lakes-limnology-palaeolimnology-and-biodiversity.
  • ISBN: 9781402007729
  • Release Date: 2002-07-31
  • Number of pages: 587
  • Author: Eric O. Odada
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The Second International Symposium on the East African Lakes was held from 10-15 January 2000 at Club Makokola on the southern shore of Lake Malawi. The symposium was organized by the International Decade for the East African Lakes (IDEAL), a research consortium of African, European and North American scientists interested in promoting the investigations of African Great Lakes as archives of environmental and climatic dynamics. Over one hundred African, European and North American scientists with special expertise in the tropical lakes participated in the symposium which featured compelling presentations on the limnology, climatology, palaeoclimatology and biodiversity of the East African Lakes. It is their papers that comprise this book. The large lakes of East Africa are important natural resources that are heavily utilized by their bordering countries for transportation, water supply, fisheries, waste disposal, recreation and tourism. The lakes are unique in many ways: they are sensitive to climatic change and their circulation dynamics, water-column chemistry and biological complexity differ significantly from large lakes at higher latitudes; they have long, continuous, high resolution records of past climatic change; and they have rich and diverse populations of endemic organisms. These unique properties and the significance of the palaeolimnological records demand and attract research interest from around the world.

Biodiversity Dynamics and Conservation

  • Filename: biodiversity-dynamics-and-conservation.
  • ISBN: 0521570336
  • Release Date: 1997-05-13
  • Number of pages: 438
  • Author: C. Lévêque
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This is a comprehensive book on the biodiversity of one of the most diverse ecosystems known - tropical freshwater.

Conserving Biodiversity in East African Forests

  • Filename: conserving-biodiversity-in-east-african-forests.
  • ISBN: 3540424296
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 197
  • Author: W.D. Newmark
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The Eastern Arc Mountains of East Africa are one of the 17 most threatened tropical ecosystems or hotspots worldwide. This is the first book to examine in detail current threats as well as approaches for conserving biological diversity in this global biodiversity hotspot. This volume synthesizes existing information on the biodiversity of the Eastern Arc Mountains, outlines processes that adversely affect this diversity, and suggests potential approaches for promoting its conservation. While the geographic focus of this book is the Eastern Arc forests, the problems, principles, and approaches discussed in relationship to conserving biodiversity have applicability to nearly all tropical forests worldwide.

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