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Title Human population : its influences on biological diversity / R.P. Cincotta, L.J. Gorenflo, editors.

Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2011]
©2011

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 UniM BioMed  333.95 HUMA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 242 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Series Ecological studies, 0070-8356 ; v. 214.
Ecological studies ; v. 214.
Notes Volume dedicated to A.J. Lotka.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Introduction: Influences of Human Population on Biological Diversity / Richard P. Cincotta Cincotta, Richard P., L.J. Gorenflo Gorenflo, L.J. 1 -- 1.1 Introduction 1 -- 1.2 Objectives 2 -- 1.3 Status of the Field 2 -- 1.4 Organization and Content 3 -- 1.5 Studying Human Population's Interactions with Biological Diversity 7 -- References 8 -- Part I General Theoretical and Empirical Considerations -- 2 Projecting a Gridded Population of the World Using Ratio Methods of Trend Extrapolation / Lee Hachadoorian Hachadoorian, Lee, Stuart R. Gaffin Gaffin, Stuart R., Robert Engelman Engelman, Robert 13 -- 2.1 Introduction 13 -- 2.2 Recent Population Density Maps and Prior Projections Using Simple Methods 13 -- 2.3 Methods 16 -- 2.4 Results 17 -- 2.5 Conclusions 23 -- References 24 -- 3 Human Habitat / Christopher Small Small, Christopher 27 -- 3.1 Introduction 27 -- 3.2 Theories of Population Distribution 30 -- 3.3 Spatial Distribution of Modern Human Population 32 -- 3.4 Continental Physiography 36 -- 3.5 Climate 38 -- 3.6 Implications 40 -- References 44 -- 4 Behavioral Mediators of the Human Population Effect on Global Biodiversity Losses / Jeffrey K. McKee McKee, Jeffrey K., Erica N. Chambers Chambers, Erica N. 47 -- 4.1 Introduction 47 -- 4.2 Past Human Population Impacts on Species Biodiversity 48 -- 4.3 Biodiversity and Human Population Density Today 49 -- 4.4 Discussion 54 -- 4.5 Conclusion 57 -- References 58 -- 5 Biological Diversity that Is Humanly Possible: Three Models Relevant to Human Population's Relationship with Native Species / Richard P. Cincotta Cincotta, Richard P. 61 -- 5.1 Introduction 61 -- 5.2 Can Human Numbers by Themselves Increase the Risk of Species Loss? 62 -- 5.3 Can Local Changes in Human Population Density Increase the Risk of Species Loss? 64 -- 5.4 Can the Location of Human Settlement Increase the Risk of Species Loss? 69 -- 5.5 Conclusions 71 -- References 72 -- 6 Biodiversity on the Urban Landscape / Katalin Szlavecz Szlavecz, Katalin, Paige Warren Warren, Paige, Steward Pickett Pickett, Steward 75 -- 6.1 Introduction 75 -- 6.2 Some Key Characteristics of Urban Ecosystems 76 -- 6.3 Why Study Urban Biodiversity? 78 -- 6.4 Research Approaches to Urban Biodiversity 83 -- 6.5 Questions and Research Directions on Urban Biodiversity 91 -- 6.6 Conclusions 94 -- References 95 -- 7 Indicators for Assessing Threats to Freshwater Biodiversity from Humans and Human-Shaped Landscapes / Robin Abell Abell, Robin, Michele Thieme Thieme, Michele, Bernhard Lehner Lehner, Bernhard 103 -- 7.1 Introduction 103 -- 7.2 Threats to Freshwater Biodiversity 104 -- 7.3 Direct and Indirect Evaluations of Threats to Aquatic Biodiversity 107 -- 7.4 Large-Scale Threat Analyses 109 -- 7.5 Conclusions 119 -- References 120 -- Part II Interactions in Specific Ecosystems -- 8 A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Human Impacts on the Rainforest Environment in Ecuador / Flora Lu Lu, Flora, Richard E. Bilsborrow Bilsborrow, Richard E. 127 -- 8.1 Introduction 127 -- 8.2 Ecuador Research Project 128 -- 8.3 Cultural Diversity in Ecuador's Amazon 132 -- 8.4 Cross-Cultural Hunting Patterns 139 -- 8.5 Cross-Cultural Patterns of Land Use and Land Cover Change 143 -- 8.6 Discussion 145 -- 8.7 Conclusions 147 -- References 149 -- 9 Human Demography and Conservation in the Apache Highlands Ecoregion, US-Mexico Borderlands / L.J. Gorenflo Gorenflo, L.J. 153 -- 9.1 Introduction 153 -- 9.2 An Overview of Human Occupation in the Apache Highlands 154 -- 9.3 Population in the Apache Highlands Ecoregion at the End of the Twentieth Century 158 -- 9.4 Conservation and Human Demography in the Apache Highlands Ecoregion 166 -- 9.5 Concluding Remarks 173 -- References 176 -- 10 Long-Term Ecological Effects of Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors in Wolong Nature Reserve (China) / Li An An, Li, Marc Linderman Linderman, Marc, Guangming He He, Guangming, Zhiyun Ouyang Ouyang, Zhiyun, Jianguo Liu Liu, Jianguo 179 -- 10.1 Introduction 179 -- 10.2 Profile of Wolong Nature Reserve 180 -- 10.3 Long-Term Ecological Effects of Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors 184 -- 10.4 Discussion 192 -- References 194 -- 11 Exploring the Association Between People and Deforestation in Madagascar / L.J. Gorenflo Gorenflo, L.J., Catherine Corson Corson, Catherine, Kenneth M. Chomitz Chomitz, Kenneth M., Grady Harper Harper, Grady, Miroslav Honzák Honzák, Miroslav, Berk Özler Özler, Berk 197 -- 11.1 Introduction 197 -- 11.2 Madagascar: Selected Characteristics of the Physical and Human Setting 198 -- 11.3 Recent Patterns of Deforestation in Madagascar 202 -- 11.4 Analyzing Patterns of Deforestation in Madagascar 205 -- 11.5 Discussion and Conclusions 215 -- References 218 -- Part III Perspectives on Human Interactions with Biological Diversity -- 12 A Coupled Natural and Human Systems Approach Toward Biodiversity: Reflections from Social Scientists / Thomas W. Crawford Crawford, Thomas W., Deirdre Mageean Mageean, Deirdre 225 -- 12.1 Introduction 225 -- 12.2 Human Dimensions of Biodiversity as a Grand Challenge 227 -- 12.3 Meta-Analysis Results 228 -- 12.4 Connections with Land Change Science 231 -- 12.5 Neglected Human Dimensions? 235 -- 12.6 Conclusion 235 -- References 237.
Other author Cincotta, Richard Paul.
Gorenflo, L. J. (Larry J.)
Lotka, Alfred J. (Alfred James), 1880-1949.
Subject Biodiversity.
Population -- Environmental aspects.
ISBN 3642167063
9783642167065