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ATLAS OF BIODIVERSITY RISK
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. The Atlas is divided into sections which mostly deal with particular pressures. It is also based on case studies from a large set of countries, which are completed by introductory and concluding chapters for each section. Three scenarios of potential futures are the baseline for predicting impacts; the scenarios explore options for mitigating adverse effects at several spatio-temporal scales. Elements of these futures are modeled, tested and illustrated.
The Atlas combines the main outcomes of the large European project ALARM (performed by 68 partner organisations from 35 countries in Europe as well as from other continents) with some core results of numerous other research networks.
Josef Settele, Lyubomir Penev, Teodor Georgiev, Ralf Grabaum, Vesna Grobelnik, Volker Hammen, Stefan Klotz, Mladen Kotarac & Ingolf Kuhn (Eds) (2010)
Atlas of Biodiversity Risk. ISBN 978-954-642-446-4. Hardback, gross-format (310×360 mm), richly illustrated by maps, photos and figures, 300 pp. In English. Publication date: 22nd of May 2010.
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