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Part I Introductory AND GLOBAL Aspects Chapter 1Russell A. Mittermeier, Will R. Turner, Frank W. Larsen, Thomas M. Brooks, Claude Gascon:Global Biodiversity Conservation: The Critical Role of Hotspots Chapter 2Christine B. Schmitt:Tough Choices - Approaches towards the Setting of Global Conservation Priorities Chapter 3T. Jonathan Davies, Mark W. Cadotte:Quantifying Biodiversity - Does It Matter What We Measure? Chapter 4John N. Williams:Human Population and the Hotspots Revisited: a 2010 assessment Chapter 5Jens Mutke, Jan H. Sommer, Holger Kreft, Gerold Kier, Wilhelm Barthlott:Plant Diversity in a Changing World: Global Centres and Biome-Specific Trends Chapter 6Guido Barbujani, Vincenza Colonna:Genetic Basis of Human Biodiversity: an Update Part II biodiversity in the Palaearctic Chapter 7Godfrey M. Hewitt:Mediterranean Peninsulas - The Evolution of Hotspots Chapter 8Georg Grabherr, Michael Gottfried, Harald Pauli:Global Change Effects on Alpine Plant Diversity Chapter 9Ronald Sluys, Mansour Aliabadian, Cees S. Roselaar:European Hotspots as Evidenced by the Palaearctic Distribution of Songbirds Chapter 10Andreas Schuldt, Thorsten Assmann:Patterns and Hotspots of Carabid Beetle Diversity in the Palaearctic - Insights from a Hyperdiverse Invertebrate Taxon Chapter 11Miklos Balint, Lujza Ujvarosi, Kathrin Theissinger, Stephanie Lehrian, Noemi Meszaros, Steffen U. Pauls:A Neglected Diversity Hotspot: Genetic Variation in the Carpathians Part III Biodiversity in madagascar Chapter 12Nadine V. M. Fritz-Vietta, H. Barry Ferguson, S. Stoll-Kleemann, Joerg U. Ganzhorn:Conservation in a Biodiversity Hotspot: Insights from Cultural and Community Perspectives in Madagascar Chapter 13Philip-Sebastian Gehring, Joern Koehler, Axel Strauss, Roger D. Randrianiaina, Julian Glos, Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences:The Kingdom of the Frogs - Anuran Radiations in Madagascar Chapter 14Stefan Loetters, Dennis Roedder, Jos Kielgast, Frank Glaw:Hotspots, Conservation and Diseases: Madagascar's megadiverse amphibians and the potential impact of chytridiomycosis

Part IV biodiversity in the tropics Chapter 15Janice S. H. Lee, John Garcia-Ulloa, Lian P. Koh:Impacts of Biofuel Expansion in Biodiversity Hotspots Chapter 16Kristen J. Williams, Andrew Ford, Daniel Rosauer, Naamal De Silva, Russell Mittermeier, Caroline Bruce, Frank W. Larsen, Chris Margules:Forests of East Australia: The 35th Biodiversity Hotspot Chapter 17Nigel E. Stork, Steve Goosem, Stephen M. Turton:Status and Threats in the Dynamic Landscapes of Northern Australia's Tropical Rainforest Biodiversity Hotspot: the Wet Tropics Chapter 18Christian Sturmbauer, Martin Husemann, Patrick Danley:Explosive Speciation and Adaptive Radiation of East African Cichlid Fishes Chapter 19

Marie Pages, Alice Latinne, Johan Michaux:

Inter- and Intraspecific Biodiversity in Southeast Asian Rodents: New Insights for their Conservation Chapter 20Andre Koch:The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment Chapter 21M. C. Ribeiro, A. C. Martensen, J. P. Metzger, M. Tabarelli, F. Scarano, M. J. Fortin:The Brazilian Atlantic Forest: A Shrinking Biodiversity Hotspot Chapter 22Marco Rieckmann, Maik Adomssent, Werner Hardtle, Patricia Aguirre:Sustainable Development and Conservation of Biodiversity Hotspots in Latin America: The Case of Ecuador Chapter 23Sebastian Steinfartz:When Hotspots Meet: The Galapagos Islands - A Hotspot of Species Endemism Based on a Volcanic Hotspot Centre Part V marine biodiversity Chapter 24Marjorie L. Reaka, Sara A. Lombardi:Hotspots on Global Coral Reefs Chapter 25Angelika Brandt, Julian Gutt:Biodiversity of a Unique Environment: the Southern Ocean Benthos Shaped and Threatened by Climate Change Part VI Conclusions Chapter 26 Frank E. Zachos, Russell A. Mittermeier, Jan C. HabelBiodiversity Hotspots - Concluding Remarks and Perspectives

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From the reviews: "A 'hotspot' here signifies an area with high levels of biodiversity, endemism, and habitat loss. ... these are regions of great concern to conservation biologists and the focus of this important volume, which stems from a conference held in Luxembourg in 2009. The book includes 26 chapters by 81 contributors. ... Figure quality, including many color maps and images, is excellent. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in conservation biology." (E. J. Sargis, Choice, Vol. 49 (8), April, 2012)

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