Climate Change and Biodiversity
Thomas E. Lovejoy, Lee Jay Hannah
Yale University Press, 2005 - Science - 418 pages
Leading researchers discuss what is now known about the effects of climate change on the natural world. They examine recent trends in and projections about climate chan≥ ways that particular organisms are responding to climate chan≥ conservation challenges, including social and policy issues; and more.
"This book will be a milestone in the emerging discipline of climate change biology. No issue is more important for the global environment; the impressive line-up of experts here gives it definitive coverage."--Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University
"A well-written treatise on the past, present, and future effects of climate change on plant and animal biodiversity. . . . It is destined to become a classic."--Choice
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