[PCA] PUBLICATION: Atlas of Biodiversity Risk (fwd)

Olivia Kwong plant at plantconservation.org
Mon Jun 7 18:10:04 CDT 2010

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From: bookeast at pensoft.net
Subj: Atlas of Biodiversity Risk - just published!

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first Atlas of 
Biodiversity Risk, a major multidisciplinary and multinational project!

The Atlas will be officially launched at the Green Week Conference in 
Brussels, on 3rd of June, 18:00, at the UFZ/Pensoft Stand (No 48).

Josef Settele, Lyubomir Penev, Teodor Georgiev, Ralf Grabaum, Vesna 
Grobelnik, Volker Hammen, Stefan Klotz, Mladen Kotarac & Ingolf Kuehn 
(Eds) (2010) Atlas of Biodiversity Risk. ISBN 978-954-642-446-4. Hardback,
gross-format (290x350 mm), richly illustrated by maps, photos and figures,
280 pp. In English. Publication date: 22nd of May 2010.

Price: EUR 99.00

http://pensoft.net/newreleases/14595.htm OR send order to
orders at pensoft.net OR fax +359-2-8704282

The present Atlas of Biodiversity Risk is the first of its kind to
describe and summarise in a comprehensive, easy-to-read and richly
illustrated form the major pressures, impacts and risks of biodiversity
loss at a global level. The main risks identified are caused by global
climate and land use change, environmental pollution, loss of pollinators
and biological invasions. The impacts and consequences of biodiversity
loss are analyzed with a strong focus on socio-economic drivers and their
effects on society. Three scenarios of potential futures are the baseline
for predicting impacts and explore options for mitigating adverse effects
at several spatio-temporal scales. Elements of these futures are modeled,
tested and illustrated. The Atlas is divided into chapters which mostly
deal with particular pressures. It furthermore is based on case studies
from a large set of countries, which are completed by introductory and
concluding texts for each chapter. The Atlas combines the main outcomes of
the large European project ALARM (performed by 68 partner organisations
from 35 countries from Europe as well as other continents) with some core
outputs of numerous further research networks. A total number of 366
authors from more than 180 institutions in 43 countries provided
information and contributed to the Atlas.

The Atlas is addressed to a wide spectrum of users. Scientists will find
summaries of well-described methods, approaches and case studies.
Conservationists and policy makers will use the conclusions and
recommendations based on academic research output and presented in a
comprehensive and easy-to-read way. Lecturers and teachers will find good
examples to illustrate the main challenges in our century of global
environmental changes. The Atlas is an indispensible tool to any library
or institution in biodiversity and environmental sciences. Finally, all
people concerned with environmental issues will find the Atlas a powerful
weapon in their fight for saving the life on our Planet!

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