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The Resource Plant microevolution and conservation in human-influenced ecosystems, David Briggs

Plant microevolution and conservation in human-influenced ecosystems, David Briggs

Label
Plant microevolution and conservation in human-influenced ecosystems
Title
Plant microevolution and conservation in human-influenced ecosystems
Statement of responsibility
David Briggs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As human activities are increasingly domesticating the Earth's ecosystems, new selection pressures are acting to produce winners and losers amongst our wildlife. With particular emphasis on plants, Briggs examines the implications of human influences on micro-evolutionary processes in different groups of organisms, including wild, weedy, invasive, feral, and endangered species. Using case studies from around the world, he argues that Darwinian evolution is ongoing. He considers how far it is possible to conserve endangered species and threatened ecosystems through management, and questions the extent to which damaged landscapes and their plant and animal communities can be precisely recreated or restored. Many of Darwin's ideas are highlighted, including his insights into natural selection, speciation, the vulnerability of rare organisms, the impact of invasive species, and the effects of climate change on organisms. An important text for students and researchers of evolution, conservation, climate change and sustainable use of resources." --NHBS Environment Bookstore
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
581.3/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QK980
LC item number
.B75 2009
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QK980
NAL item number
.B75 2009
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Plant microevolution and conservation in human-influenced ecosystems, David Briggs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 505-583) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 598 p.
Isbn
9780521521543
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009024645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn426065756
  • (OCoLC)ocn649621084
Label
Plant microevolution and conservation in human-influenced ecosystems, David Briggs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 505-583) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 598 p.
Isbn
9780521521543
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009024645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn426065756
  • (OCoLC)ocn649621084

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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