The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks

by Michele Walters, Robert J. Scholes

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Book Description

Biodiversity observation systems are almost everywhere inadequate to meet local, national and international (treaty) obligations. As a result of alarmingly rapid declines in biodiversity in the modern era, there is a strong, worldwide desire to upgrade our monitoring systems, but little clarity on what is actually needed and how it can be assembled from the elements which are already present. This book intends to provide practical guidance to broadly-defined biodiversity observation networks at all scales, but predominantly the national scale and higher. This is a practical how-to book with substantial policy relevance. It will mostly be used by technical specialists with a responsibility for biodiversity monitoring to establish and refine their systems. It is written at a technical level, but one that is not discipline-bound: it should be intelligible to anyone in the broad field with a tertiary education.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks ebook for free in PDF format (6.1 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2017
Pages
330
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319272863
ISBN10
3319272861
ISBN13 Digital
9783319272887
ISBN10 Digital
3319272888
PDF Size
6.1 MB
License
CC BY-NC

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