Titel: Human Population
Its Influences on Biological Diversity.
Herausgegeben von Richard P. Cincotta, Larry J. Gorenflo
9. Februar 2011 - gebunden - XIX
In this volume the dynamic patterns of human density and distribution are examined in relation to the viability of native species and the integrity of their habitats. Social, biological, and earth scientists describe their models, outline their conclusions from field studies, and review the contributions of other scientists whose work is essential to this field. The book starts with general theories and broad empirical relationships that help explain dramatic changes in the patterns of the occurrence of species, changes that have developed in parallel with human population growth, migration and settlement. In the following chapters specific biomes and ecosystems are highlighted as the context for human interactions with other species. A discussion of the key themes and findings covered rounds out the volume. All in all, the work presents our species, Homo sapiens, as what we truly have been and will likely remain-an influential, and often the most influential, constituent in nearly every major ecosystem on Earth.
1. An Introduction: Human Population's Influences on Biological Diversity R.P. Cincotta and L.J. Gorenflo Section A: General Theoretical and Empirical Considerations 2. Mapping the Population Future: Projecting a Gridded Population of the World Using Ratio Methods of Trend Extrapolation L. Hachadoorian, S. Gaffin and R. Engelman 3. Physical Environment and the Spatial Distribution of Human Population C. Small 4. Behavioral Mediators of the Human Population Effect on Global Biodiversity LossesJ.K. McKee and E.N. Chambers 5. The Biological Diversity that is Humanly Possible: Three Models Relevant to Human Population's Relationship with Native Species R.P. Cincotta 6. Biodiversity on the Urban Landscape K. Szlavecz, P. Warren and S. Pickett 7. Indicators for Assessing Threats to Freshwater Biodiversity from Humans and Human-shaped LandscapesR. Abell, M. Thieme and B. Lehner Section B: Interactions in Specific Ecosystems 8. A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Human Impacts on the Rainforest Environment in Ecuador: Preliminary Results from the Ethnographic Study
F. Lu and R. Bilsborrow 9. Human Demography and Conservation in the Apache Highlands Ecoregion, United States-Mexico BorderlandsL.J. Gorenflo 10. Long-term Ecological Effects of Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors in Wolong Nature Reserve (China)L. An, M. Linderman, G-M He, Z-Y Ouyang, J-G Liu
From the reviews:"The volume is divided into three sections. The first section comprises six general chapters presenting theoretical approaches and empirical analyses related to changes in the patterns of species diversity. ... The second section focuses on specific biomes and ecosystems as an arena for people to interact with their environment. ... The third and conclusive section ... presents an analysis of the two preceding sections. ... A short index is included at the end of the book. ... The individual reader ... might well recommend the book to his institutional library." (Matthias Schaefer, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 13 (1), 2012)