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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Biodiversity and Human Impacts.
Author Barker, J. R. ; Henderson, S. ; Noss, R. F. ; Tingey, D. T. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher 1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/144;
Stock Number PB90-263963
Additional Subjects Animal behavior ; Aquatic biology ; Forestry ; Genetics ; Ecology ; Humans ; Strip mining ; Biodiversity ; Environmental impacts ; Species diversity ; Global warming ; Environmental pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-263963 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/03/1990
Collation 40p
The basic issue that drives all concerns about biodiversity is the accelerating and irreplaceable loss of genes, species, populations, and ecosystems through environmental degradation such as deforestation, strip mining and other developmental projects. Associated with these losses are reduced options for cultural and biological adaptation to an uncertain and ever-changing environment; possible disruption of essential ecological processes and services; and loss of products obtained from nature (presently or potentially). In addition, it has been suggested that species, ecosystems, and other elements of biodiversity are valuable in and of themselves and thus should be protected and enhanced. Biodiversity values can be categorized as human utilitarian; ecological utilitarian; cultural, recreational, and esthetic; and ethical or intrinsic.