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Title The biodiversity observation network in the Asia-Pacific region [electronic resource] : toward further development of monitoring / Shin-ichi Nakano, Yahara Tetsukazu, Tohru Nakashizuka, editors.

Published Tokyo ; London : Springer, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Ecological research monographs
Ecological research monographs.
Contents Part 1. Strategies to Observe and Assess Changes of Terrestrial Biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific Regions -- Tetsukazu Yahara, Munemitsu Akasaka, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Ryuji Ichihashi and Shuichiro Tagane, et al. -- Biodiversity Outlook in the Southeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects for the Next Decade / Rodrigo U. Fuentes, Rolando Inciong and Leslie Ann Jose-Castillo -- Economics and Economic Valuation of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Japan / Kentaro Yoshida and Kiichiro Hayashi -- Part 2. Networks for Monitoring and Research on Biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific Region -- Plant Diversity in Two Philippine Long-Term Ecological Research Sites / Victor B. Amoroso -- Biodiversity Observation and Monitoring in Thailand / Dokrak Marod and Utis Kutintara -- Introduction to Ecological and Biodiversity Monitoring in China / Haigen Xu, Hui Ding and Jun Wu -- Some Vegetation Types Studied with the Same Methodology in Indonesia / Herwint Simbolon, Eizi Suzuki and Ruliyana Susanti -- Biodiversity Issues in Indonesia, with Special Reference to Biodiversity in Human-Dominated Landscapes / Parikesit, Satoru Okubo, Teguh Husodo, Kazuhiko Takeuchi and Dendi Muhamad -- International Long-Term Ecological Research Network Activities in the East Asia-Pacific Region and Biodiversity Monitoring / Eun-Shik Kim -- Status of Biodiversity Loss in Lakes and Ponds in Japan / Noriko Takamura -- Fish Biodiversity Research in the Mekong Basin / Eric Baran, Nith Chum, Michio Fukushima, Taber Hand and Kent G. Hortle, et al. -- Monitoring Fish Biodiversity in the Yangtze River, China / Huanzhang Liu and Xin Gao -- Fish Biodiversity Monitoring in Rivers of South Korea / Ju-Duk Yoon, Min-Ho Jang, Hyun-Woo Kim and Gea-Jae Joo -- Part 3. Data Discovery Mechanisms for Biodiversity Resources in the Asia-Pacific Region -- Utsugi Jinbo and Motomi Ito -- ILTER and JaLTER: Their Missions and Linkage to Database Development in the Asia-Pacific Region / Nobuhito Ohte, Masahiro Nakaoka and Hideaki Shibata -- Long-Term Monitoring of Natural Forests and Their Database (Forest Dynamics Database: FDDB) Constructed by the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan / Kaoru Niiyama, Masaaki Takyu, Satoko Kawarasaki, Mifuyu Ogawa and Tamotsu Sato, et al. -- Current Status and Nationwide Database of the River and Floodplain Ecosystem in Japan / Futoshi Nakamura -- BISMaL: Biological Information System for Marine Life and Role for Biodiversity Research / Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Katsuhiko Tanaka, Katsunori Fujikura and Tadashi Maruyama -- Part 4. New Methods and Analyses for Biodiversity Studies -- DNA Barcoding: A Novel Tool for Observation of Biodiversity / Toshihide Kato, Utusgi Jinbo and Motomi Ito -- Development of a Threatened Species Portal in the Asia-Pacific Region / Osamu Kurashima, Utsugi Jinbo and Motomi Ito -- Linking Remote Sensing and In Situ Ecosystem/Biodiversity Observations by "Satellite Ecology" / In Situ/Remote Sensing Integration Working Group of J-BON / Hiroyuki Muraoka, Reiichiro Ishii, Shin Nagai, Rikie Suzuki and Takeshi Motohka, et al. -- Long-Term Monitoring and Prediction of Ecosystem Using Remote Sensing and the CLUE-S Model: Sakaerat Environmental Research Station / Yongyut Trisurat -- East and Southeast Asian Pteridophyte Flora and DNA Barcoding / Atsushi Ebihara and Li-Yaung Kuo -- Spatially Explicit Models for Freshwater Fish for Conservation Planning / Michio Fukushima -- Part 5. Sensing/Monitoring Networks on Carbon Balance and Biodiversity in Tropical Peatland -- Mitsuru Osaki, Takashi Hirano, Gen Inoue, Toshihisa Honma and Hidenori Takahashi, et al. -- Biodiversity Research for the Development of Indicator Organisms in Environment-Preserving Agriculture / Koichi Tanaka and Fumio Ihara -- Biodiversity of Inhabitants of Animals and Vascular Plants in Korean Paddy Fields Ecosystem / Hea-Son Bang, Min-Su Han, Young-Eun Na, Myung-Hyun Kim and Kee-Kyung Kang, et al. -- Biodiversity and Agrobiodiversity in Sri Lanka: Village Tank Systems / Buddhi Marambe, Gamini Pushpakumara and Pradeepa Silva -- Biodiversity of Freshwater Fish in Japan in Relation to Inland Fisheries / Osamu Katano and Shin-ichiro S. Matsuzaki -- Conservation and Restoration of Lakeshore Vegetation in Lake Kasumigaura, Japan / Jun Nishihiro -- Capacity Building for Fish Taxonomy in Southeast Asia / Keiichi Matsuura.
Summary 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.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Nakano, Shin-ichi.
Tetsukazu, Yahara.
Nakashizuka, T. (Tohru), 1956-
Subject Biodiversity conservation -- Pacific Area.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9784431540328 (electronic bk.)
4431540326 (electronic bk.)