Index

fish stocks, 1, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16-17, 20-21, 23, 333

human activities, see Hunting invasive species, 85 parasitism, 69, 71, 89, 101 and speciation, 208 Priapulida, 66 Primates, 73, 265, 270, 286 Pringle, Robert M., 245, 329-344 Productivity. See also Energy/productivity dynamics and biodiversity, 173, 178, 265, 266 and body size, 49, 53-54, 60-61, 229 and life history, 53-54 mass extinctions and, 184, 185 terrain elevation and, 54 Protosquillidae, 49 Pseudacris regilla, 36 Pseudoeurycea spp., 40 Pseudomonads, 157 Pseudosquillidae, 49 Public engagement in biodiversity

BioBlitz biodiversity surveys, 314, 317 citizen science, 313-314, 318-327 crafting the message, 305-309 delivering the message, 309-314 ecological argument, 308 economic argument, 307-308 ecotourism, 336, 338-339, 343 education outreach, 293-296, 311, 342 ethical, moral, and aesthetic argument,

302-303, 306-307 identifying species, 314, 317, 319-321 Internet options, 311-312, 320-321, 324,

343-344 limits to, 325-326

media participation, 310-312, 335-336 monitoring distributions of species, 317,

320, 323-324 monitoring migrations, 317, 320, 324-325

monitoring populations, 317, 321-323 movies and TV series, 296, 306-307, 311 organizations for, 327 public science venues, 312-313 relating biodiversity to other issues, 309 rescue and restoration, 317, 326-327 strategies for, 299-301, 338 understanding audiences, 301-305 Public understanding of biodiversity crisis attitude about climate change and, 297, 300, 303-304, 309, 310-311

and behavior, 299-300 "biodiversity" term, 301, 305 evidence of positive response, 302-303 misperceptions in, 301-302 priority ranking of biodiversity, 297, 304

"recovery" of populations, 305-306 science illiteracy, 300, 343 surveys of, 302-303, 305 Pull of the Recent, 209, 210, 211, 223 Purple nonsulfur bacteria, 156 Purvis, Andy, 244, 263-279 Puya, 259

Quaternary Megafauna Extinction (QME) biomass crash, 227, 231-234 biomass tradeoffs, 168-169, 229, 233 carrying capacity for megafauna biomass, 236-237 causes, 168, 228, 229, 236 chronology, 229-230, 238 climate change and, 168, 227, 228, 230, 234, 236

comet explosion and, 228, 230, 234,

domesticate biomass, 232, 239-240 ecosystem dynamics, 234 energy/productivity dynamics, 169,

227, 228-229, 235-236, 237 estimating biomass, 238-240 geographic distribution of losses, 230,

habitat alterations and, 168, 228, 233, 236, 237

human-associated biomass, 227, 231,

233, 234, 236, 237, 238 hunting and, 227, 228, 233, 239, 236,

Industrial Revolution and, 227, 235, 236, 237

nonhuman megafauna biomass, 227,

overkill hypothesis, 30, 168, 233, 300 recovery of biomass, 227, 234-236 sensitivity tests, 240 species losses, 168, 227, 228, 231,

236-237 threshold event, 233, 236 Quillworts, 186

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