By Shin-ichi Nakano, Tetsukazu Yahara, Tohru Nakashizuka
This quantity specializes in new tendencies in tracking biodiversity within the Asia-Pacific zone, some of the most swiftly altering components on the planet. It offers stories of the demanding situations in learning the spatial variability of biodiversity throughout numerous ecosystems. This ebook additionally describes newly built ideas and techniques for biodiversity remark together with ubiquitous genotyping, systematic conservation, tracking of the capabilities and companies of ecosystems and biodiversity informatics. those contributions will result in developing integrative observations and checks of biodiversity, crucial for reporting the present prestige and for the potent conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This paintings will curiosity biodiversity researchers not just within the Asia-Pacific zone but in addition around the complete globe.
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This field survey revealed the utility of transects describing flora and species distribution; by 2 weeks of fieldwork, approximately 75 % of species recorded in the published flora of Gede Pangrango National Park were collected and their occurrences were georeferenced. Furthermore, at least ten species not listed in the published flora were discovered, even though Gede Pangrango National Park is one of the best botanized locations in tropical Asia. Similarly, a series of 100 Â 5 m belt transects were placed in different altitudes of Bokor National Park of Cambodia and Doi Inthanon National Park of Thailand.
In the specimen-based approach, distribution records obtained from herbarium specimens are used for modeling distribution of species and assessing threats under land use change, climate change, and other major threats including overharvesting. The GBIF database is useful for this purpose, but specimen records of many herbaria in the Asia-Pacific region are only partly archived in GBIF. We need more effort to digitize specimen records of herbaria in the Asia-Pacific region: this is one of the major challenges of the terrestrial species working group of AP BON.
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Integrative Observations and Assessments by Shin-ichi Nakano, Tetsukazu Yahara, Tohru Nakashizuka