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Main Title Stressor data sets for studying species diversity at large spatial scales /
Author Wickham, James D. ; Wickham, J. D. ; Wu, J. ; Bradford, D. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wu, Jianguo.
Bradford, David F.
CORP Author Nevada Univ. System, Reno. Desert Research Inst.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA/600/R-95/018; CR-816385-01-0; PB95249462
Stock Number PB95-249462
OCLC Number 37504361
Subjects Biodiversity--Pennsylvania ; Biodiversity--Oregon ; Biodiversity--United States ; Species diversity--Pennsylvania ; Species diversity--Oregon ; Species diversity--United States ; Stress concentration ; Biological diversity--Pennsylvania ; Biological diversity--Oregon ; Biological diversity--United States
Additional Subjects Environmental effects ; Climate ; Topography ; Species diversity ; Anthropogenicity ; Biodiversity ; Spatial scales
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-95-018 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB95-249462 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 37 pages : map ; 28 cm
There is increasing scientific and societal concern over the impact of anthropogenic activities (e.g., habitat destruction, pollution) on biodiversity. The impact of anthropogenic activities on biodiversity is generally recognized as a global phenomenon. At large spatial scales, several studies have shown geographic patterns in species diversity, and these patterns have been most strongly linked to aspects of climate and topography, not anthropogenic activities. What is known about the impact of anthropogenic activities on species diversity (and loss) is mostly from studies at much smaller spatial scales. This gap in knowledge poses a challenge to the study of the influence of stressors on species diversity patterns at large spatial scales. Based on the literature, stress is defined as the response of a system to a disturbance, and stressor is the disturbance. The purpose of this report is to review what is currently known about factors that influence distributional patterns of species richness, and to identify the appropriate stressor data sets to evaluate the influence of stressors on patterns of species richness at large spatial scales.
"April 1995." "EPA/600/R-95/018." "Cooperative agreement CR-816385-01-0"--Page ii. Includes bibliographical references.