This fourth volume in the new multi-volume set Global Biodiversity is a rich resource on the biodiversity of a selection of countries in the Americas and in Australia. Chapters explore both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and the variety of microbes of the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Australia, Paraguay, the United States, and Venezuela.
The different chapters explore the geographical status, ecosystem diversity, species diversity, genetic diversity, and conservation efforts in each selected country. They focus on genetic diversity of crop plants/cultivated plants and domesticated animals and their wild relatives and also discuss the endangered and protected plants and animals of the respective counties.
Other volumes in this series include coverage of selected countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa. The volumes provide an informative compilation on the variety and variability of life in the regions discussed and will help to fill the gap in knowledge while also encouraging the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable utilization.
Table of Contents
1. Biodiversity in Bolivia 2. Biodiversity of Brazil 3. Biodiversity of Canada: An Overview 4. Still Searching the Rich Coast: Biodiversity of Costa Rica, Numbers, Processes, Patterns, and Challenges 5. Biodiversity in Cuba 6. Plant Biodiversity of Ecuador: A Neotropical Megadiverse Country 7. Biodiversity in Honduras: The Environment, Flora, Bats, Medium- and Large-Sized Mammals, Birds, Freshwater Fishes, and the Amphibians and Reptiles 8. Biodiversity of Mexico: State of Knowledge and Conservation 9. Biodiversity in Paraguay 10. Biodiversity in North America (North of Mexico) 11. Biodiversity in Venezuela 12. Biodiversity of Australia: An Overview
T. Pullaiah,PhD, is a former Professor at the Department of Botany at Sri Krishnadevaraya University in Andhra Pradesh, India, where he has taught for more than 35 years. He has held several positions at the university, including Dean, Faculty of Biosciences, Head of the Department of Botany, Head of the Department of Biotechnology, and Member Academic Senate.