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BIODIVERSITY : A BIOLOGY OF NUMBERS AND DIFFERENCE  1996
Edited by
Kevin J. Gaston

1.  What is biodiversity?

2.  The genetics of biological diversity: from varieties to
    species

3.  Comparing character diversity among biotas

4.  Species richness:measure and measurement

5.  Defining and measuring functional aspects of biodiversity

6.  Diversity and higher levels of organization

7.  Spatial and temporal patterns of genetic diversity

8.  Spatial patterns in taxonomic diversity

9.  Temporal changes in biodiversity: detecting patterns
    and identifying causes

10. Spatial and temporal patterns in functional diversity

11. Does biodiversity matter? Evaluating the case for
    conserving species

12. Identifying priorities for the conservation of biodiversity:
    systematic biological criteria within a socio-political
    framework

13. Managing biodiversity

14. Biodiversity and global change

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