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By Josef Settele

This is often the 1st ebook of its type to explain and summarise in a entire, effortless to learn and richly illustrated shape the main pressures, affects and dangers of biodiversity loss at a world point. It identifies the most hazards as international weather and land use swap, environmental toxins, lack of pollinators and organic invasions. It additionally analyzes the affects and outcomes of biodiversity loss, with a robust specialise in socio-economic drivers and their results on society.

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The STATE of biodiversity is the quantity of biological features (measured within species, between species and between ecosystems), of physical and chemical features of ecosystems, and/or of environmental functions, vulnerable to (a) Pressure(s), in a certain area. IMPACTS are changes in the environmental functions, affecting (negatively) the social, economic and environmental dimensions, and which are caused by changes in the State of the biodiversity. ), which is directly or indirectly triggered by [the societal perception of] Impacts and their Socio-economic and political stakes associated to scientific results S I D System Observer P R Framing the study (objective-dependent): space and time scales, financial, human and time resources, data availability The observer: risk perception, values, competence, disciplinary background Figure 1.

Total fertilizer is sum of consumption of various plant nutrients (N, P2O5 and K2O). 1) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (2006). FAOSTAT Online Statistical Service. Rome: FAO. org/). The proportional area of protected areas. 1) United Nations Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) (2006). World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). Data set available on CD-ROM. K: UNEP-WCMC. org/wdpa/). Number of vascular plant species in a spontaneous flora of a country 1) World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC) (2004).

2005 EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal. cfm). Fertilizer consumption kg/ha of arable land (data of 1998-2001). Total fertilizer is sum of consumption of various plant nutrients (N, P2O5 and K2O). 1) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (2006). FAOSTAT Online Statistical Service. Rome: FAO. org/). The proportional area of protected areas. 1) United Nations Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) (2006). World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA).

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