Download e-book for kindle: African Biodiversity: Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems by Bernhard A. Huber

By Bernhard A. Huber

ISBN-10: 0387243151

ISBN-13: 9780387243153

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This ebook highlights African biodiversity in any respect degrees starting from molecules to ecosystems. significant themes are biogeography, speciation procedures, phylogenetic styles and systematics, range decline and conservation, and utilized biodiversity informatics. The forty two contributions are totally on bugs and vertebrates, yet comprise botanical papers in addition to extra basic chapters on biodiversity informatics.

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