By Jean-Yves Bodiou
It really is changing into transparent that the Mediterranean area is among the "hottest" of the biodiversity hotspots on the earth. there's additionally an expanding trouble for the conservation, adaptive administration, and recovery of the original traditional ecosystems and cultural landscapes that represent this region. The region's organic and cultural historical past in addition to its large wealth of biodiversity is now at actual danger. This brings another urgency to the duty of speaking special yet without difficulty available details at the Mediterranean biota, and an ecological, historic and evolutionary standpoint to the altering contexts within which the region's natural world proceed to conform.
There is not any different contemporary textbook dedicated exclusively to Mediterranean evolutionary ecology, and a synthesis of the numerous fresh advances is now past due. This new paintings builds at the luck and acceptance of the 1st version, even supposing the textual content has been up to date and improved to record contemporary adjustments to biodiversity, new ecological and evolutionary insights, and the demanding situations for the longer term. those adjustments comprise the addition of 2 new chapters dedicated to the Mediterranean Sea itself, and particularly the coastal components. in the course of the e-book, the urgent problems with worldwide swap (especially weather warming) are addressed, together with altering land use, and when it comes to their strength effect on biota, groups, ecosystems, and landscapes.
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