Best Reference Books – Taxonomy and Biodiversity

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Taxonomy and Biodiversity subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Taxonomy and Biodiversity along with reviews.

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1. “Theory and Practice of Animal Taxonomy and Biodiversity” by Kapoor V C

“Theory and Practice of Animal Taxonomy and Biodiversity” Book Review: This book talks about the history of Taxonomy that coincides with the origin of human language. This book explains the fundamental basis for biology. This book covers everything students and practitioners need to know about the origins and use of animal taxonomy and biodiversity.

2. “Descriptive Taxonomy: The Foundation of Biodiversity Research (Systematics Association Special Volume Series)” by Mark F Watson and Chris H C Lyal

“Descriptive Taxonomy: The Foundation of Biodiversity Research (Systematics Association Special Volume Series)” Book Review: This book provides an up to date and vital information about biodiversity and its conservation. This book focuses on methods of research, development and dissemination. It aims to maximise the relevance and impact of data. Case studies are used to illustrate the outputs and impacts of taxonomic research. Integrated approaches are presented in the book which have the capacity to accelerate the production of floras and faunas. This book is vital for those involved in floristics and faunistics.

3. “Plant Biodiversity And Taxonomy” by M P and M P Singh

“Plant Biodiversity And Taxonomy” Book Review: This book brings out the importance of biodiversity. It is a reminder about the depletion of biodiversity. The book talks about the rate of deforestation and that forests are being felled to generate funds and space for development. The content includes the topic of the Phyto sociological region of india. This book can be used by those in the field of biology.

4. “Biodiversity Taxonomy And Ecology” by G K Singh
5. “Fundamental Of Biodiversity Taxonomy” by Jaspal Juneja
6. “Marine Algae: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment, and Biotechnology” by Leonel Pereira and Joao Magalhaes Neto

“Marine Algae: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment, and Biotechnology” Book Review: This book covers a revision of the taxonomy of algae as well as the general aspects of biology. The methodologies used in marine biology are also covered. The book focuses on the use of algae in environmental assessment with an intensive implementation in Western economies and some emerging economies. Another topic covered is the potential use of algae in various industries including food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agricultural fertilizers, and the emerging biofuels industries. This book can be used by students as well as researchers of biodiversity, taxonomy and biotechnology.

7. “Lactic Acid Bacteria: Biodiversity and Taxonomy” by Wilhelm H Holzapfel and Brian J B Wood

“Lactic Acid Bacteria: Biodiversity and Taxonomy” Book Review: This book gives an in-depth knowledge of the lactic acid bacteria. It covers taxonomy and relevant biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology. It helps in understanding the organisms’ remarkable diversity within a seemingly rather constrained compass. The genera now identified as proper members of the LAB and the species properly recognized as members of each genus are detailed along with their characteristics. Each genus and species is described using a standardized format and importance of each species in food, agricultural and medical applications is assessed. Certain other bacterial groups (such as Bifidobacterium) often associated with the LAB are given in-depth coverage. The book also contributes to a better understanding and appreciation of the role of LAB in the various ecological ecosystems. This book is an essential reference for research scientists, biochemists and microbiologists working in the food and fermentation industries. Advanced students of food science and technology can also use it as a guide.

8. “Barcoding Nature: Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss (Genetics and Society)” by Claire Waterton and Rebecca Ellis

“Barcoding Nature: Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss (Genetics and Society)” Book Review: This book is based on six years of ethnographic research on changing practices in the identification and classification of natural species. The book analyses DNA barcoding in the context of a sense of crisis – concerning global biodiversity loss. The book highlights the specific changes that this innovation is having in the collecting, organizing, analyzing, and archiving of biological specimens and biodiversity data. The book also highlights many questions and contradictions that accompany the quest to create a genomics-based environmental technoscience dedicated to biodiversity protection. This book will be useful to students and scholars of sociology of science, science and technology studies.

9. “Biodiversity of Lianas (Sustainable Development and Biodiversity)” by N Parthasarathy

“Biodiversity of Lianas (Sustainable Development and Biodiversity)” Book Review: This book covers a wide range of topics covering all continents. It contains peer-reviewed chapters from leading academicians and researchers around the world in the field of Plant Ecology, Taxonomy and related areas of Biodiversity Science. The book has case studies and reviews (regional and global) in biodiversity, ecology and phytogeography and conservation of lianas from temperate, subtropical and tropical forests. This book provides an insight into the patterns of liana diversity, distribution and the role of lianas in structuring forest communities. The book discusses the functional ecology (carbon uptake, ecosystem services, dynamics and invasion) and biotechnological tools for conservation of lianas. It also summarizes the significance and the need for conservation of lianas in the changing global environmental scenario. This book will be a valuable reference material for students, researchers and forest managers who are concerned with biodiversity, forest ecology and sustainable development of forest resources.

10. “Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics (Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation)” by Roseli Pellens and Philippe Grandcolas

“Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics (Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation)” Book Review: This book is about phylogenetic diversity as an approach to reduce biodiversity losses in the period of mass extinction. The book talks about the value phylogenetic diversity for biodiversity conservation, the choice of measures and the loss of phylogenetic diversity with extinction. The book also highlights the importance of organisms that are deeply branched in the tree of life and the role of relict species. The book explores methodological aspects, such as how to deal with abundance, sampling effort, or conflicting trees in analysis of phylogenetic diversity. The book also discusses the applications, showing how phylogenetic diversity can be integrated in systematic conservation planning, in EDGE and HEDGE evaluations. This wide coverage makes the book a reference for academics, policy makers and stakeholders dealing with biodiversity conservation.

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