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Biodiversity Data Sourcebook from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
Entry ID: WCMC_149


Summary
Abstract: This sourcebook of biodiversity data was released in part as a
contribution to the First Conference of the Parties to the
Convention on Biological Diversity (Bahamas, 28 November - 9
December) in anticipation that it will provide information of
interest and relevance.

An extended introduction to many theoretical and applied aspects
of biological diversity was provided in Global Biodiversity:
status of the Earth's living resources (WCMC, 1992; funded
largely by the UK Overseas Development Administration). That
document, which benefitted from collaboration with many
organisations and individual scientists, was produced at the time
of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. The purpose of the book was to
provide conceptual background and baseline data both to
practitioners in the biodiversity field, and to all concerned
persons who needed a guide into that complex and highly topical
area.

Given the grounding previously provided in Global Biodiversity,
the present volume concentrates on data rather than text and
provides an illustrative set of data tables, in part revised and
expanded from the earlier volume. The choice of data to be
included and the manner of presentation have been determined with
the likely end-users borne strongly in mind. With this aim, most
data are presented in standardised tables by country, so that
they are immediately available to users working at a national
level but can also be placed easily in regional and global
contexts. Overall, they give a good indication of the global
availability of information on many aspects of biodiversity,
drawing attention to some of the gaps that exist and to the
regional imbalances in the distribution of biodiversity and the
resources that have been devoted to its assessment and study.

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Information and access to biodiversity series publications

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: UNEP/WCMC
Dataset Title: Biodiversity Data Sourcebook
Dataset Series Name: UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series
Dataset Release Date: November 1994
Dataset Release Place: Cambridge, UK
Dataset Publisher: WCMC
Issue Identification: ISBN 1899628002
Online Resource: http://www.unep-wcmc.org/index.html?http://www.unep-wcmc.org/resour...


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES >FISHERIES    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROP/PLANT YIELDS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROPPING SYSTEMS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE >ANIMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE >ANIMAL YIELDS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST YIELDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PLANT CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DEFORESTATION >GLOBAL DEFORESTATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >REFORESTATION/REVEGETATION >GLOBAL REFORESTATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >CORAL REEFS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MANGROVES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >AQUATIC SCIENCES >FISHERIES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >AMPHIBIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CHELICERATES >ARACHNIDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >HEXAPODS >INSECTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >ANGIOSPERMS (FLOWERING PLANTS) >MONOCOTS >SEAGRASS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >INDIGENOUS/NATIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >BIOAVAILABILITY    [Definition]


Project
GTOS >Global Terrestrial Observing System    [Information]
WCMC >World Conservation Monitoring Centre's Marine and Coastal Programme    [Information]


Keywords
AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES
BIODIVERSITY
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
DEFORESTATION
FOOD CROPS
FORESTS
GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY
IDN_NODE GSFC/WCMC
MARINE BIODIVERSITY
MARINE RESOURCES
PLANTS
PROTECTED AREAS
SPECIES DIVERSITY
SYSTEMATICS COLLECTIONS
THREATENED SPECIES
TROPICAL FORESTS
WCMC
CONSERVATION
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
WCMC


Data Center
World Conservation Monitoring Centre, United Nations Environment Programme    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.unep-wcmc.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JO TAYLOR
Phone: +44-1223-277314
Fax: +44-1223-277136
Email: info at wcmc.org.uk
Contact Address:
219c Huntingdon Road
CB3 0DL
City: Cambridge
Postal Code: CB3 0DL
Country: UNITED KINGDOM



Distribution
Distribution_Media: book, online
Distribution_Format: MS Word document
Fees: GBP 10 pounds; online: free


Personnel
BRIAN GROOMBRIDGE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44-1223-277314
Fax: +44-1223-277136
Contact Address:
219c Huntingdon Road
City: Cambridge
Postal Code: CB3 0DL
Country: United Kingdom


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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05



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