This fourth volume in the new multi-volume set Global Biodiversity is a rich resource on the biodiversity of a selection of countries in the Americas and in Australia. Chapters explore both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and the variety of microbes of the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Australia, Paraguay, the United States, and Venezuela.

The different chapters explore the geographical status, ecosystem diversity, species diversity, genetic diversity, and conservation efforts in each selected country. They focus on genetic diversity of crop plants/cultivated plants and domesticated animals and their wild relatives and also discuss the endangered and protected plants and animals of the respective counties.

Other volumes in this series include coverage of selected countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa. The volumes provide an informative compilation on the variety and variability of life in the regions discussed and will help to fill the gap in knowledge while also encouraging the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable utilization.


chapter 1|58 pages

Biodiversity in Bolivia

ByR. Mónica Moraes, Jaime Sarmiento

chapter 2|20 pages

Biodiversity in Brazil

ByAdriana Luiza Ribeiro de Oliveira, Eliel de Jesus Amaral, Daniel Silva Santiago

chapter 3|18 pages

Biodiversity in Canada: An Overview

ByDavid A. Galbraith

chapter 5|38 pages

Biodiversity in Cuba

ByDennis Denis, Daryl D. Cruz-Flores, Ernesto Testé

chapter 6|27 pages

Plant Biodiversity of Ecuador: A Neotropical Megadiverse Country

ByPablo Lozano Carpio

chapter 7|72 pages

Biodiversity in Honduras: The Environment, Flora, Bats, Medium and Large-Sized Mammals, Birds, Freshwater Fishes, and the Amphibians and Reptiles

ByJames R. McCranie, Franklin E. Castañeda, Nereyda Estrada, Lilian Ferrufino, Daniel Germer, Wilfredo Matamoros, Kevin O. Sagastume-Espinoza

chapter 8|53 pages

Biodiversity in Mexico: State of Knowledge

ByPatricia Koleff, Tania Urquiza-Haas, Sylvia P. Ruiz-GonzáLEZ, Diana R. Hernández-Robles, Alicia Mastretta-Yanes, Esther Quintero, José Sarukhán

chapter 9|40 pages

Biodiversity in Paraguay

ByPamela Marchi, Frederick Bauer, Pier Cacciali, Alberto Yanosky, Marcelo Dujak, Christian Dujak, Michelle Campi, Sigrid Drechsel, Bernardo Cañiza

chapter 10|32 pages

Biodiversity in North America (North of Mexico)

ByKanchi N. Gandhi

chapter 11|100 pages

Biodiversity in Venezuela

ByJosé Grande

chapter 12|44 pages

Biodiversity in Australia: An Overview

ByC. R. Dickman