Biodiversity

Books
Wilson, E.O., Biodiversity (1988) 2 copies in the library (QH 75)

Gaston, K.J., Biodiversity: An introduction (2004). 4 copies available  in the library (QH 75 GAS).

Online lectures
Yale lectures on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). This includes a lecture on ‘Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Ecosystems Services’

E.O. Wilson, TED talk ‘My wish: Build the Encyclopedia of Life’.

Research Groups
Oxford University Biodiversity Institute

Cambridge Conservation Initiative

E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

International Working Groups
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – an intergovernmental body for assessing the state of the planet’s biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society. The first meeting of IPBES took place on 27 Jan 2013.

Convention on Biological Diversity. The 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties was held in 2012. There is a strategic plan for biodiversity 2011-2020

International Union for Conservation of Nature – helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): What is biodiversity?

Reports
Biodiversity Conservation: Challenges Beyond 2010’. Article in Science (2010)

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) (2001-2005) – a scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world’s ecosystems and the services they provide.

Tools
UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre: Carbon, biodiversity & ecosystem services. Contains interactive maps and interactive carbon calculator (estimates of carbon stored in protected areas on a global map).

National Biodiversity Network’s Gateway. Use it to explore UK biodiversity data.

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