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Type: Book chapter
Title: Biodiversity state and trends in Southeast Asia
Author: Koh, L.
Kettle, C.
Sheil, D.
Lee, T.
Giam, X.
Gibson, L.
Clements, G.
Citation: Encyclopedia of biodiversity, 2013 / Levin, S. (ed./s), vol.1, pp.509-527
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: UK
Issue Date: 2013
ISBN: 9780123847201
Editor: Levin, S.
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Lian P Koh and Chris J Kettle, Douglas Sheil, Tien M Lee, Xingli Giam, Luke Gibson, Gopalasamy R Clements
Abstract: Southeast Asia, which encompasses four biodiversity hotspots (Indo-Burma, Sundaland, the Philippines, and Wallacea), is a region of remarkably high biodiversity. Much of the region's flora and fauna is not found elsewhere in the world (endemic). Unfortunately, this region has been experiencing widespread and rapid deforestation and forest degradation over the last few decades, driven primarily by industrial agriculture, such as oil palm development. In this article, the authors discuss the status of key natural ecosystems and taxonomic groups. Additionally, they highlight the major threats to biodiversity as well as the challenges and opportunities for conservation in this region.
Rights: Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00357-9
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