Basic Biogeography

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Author: N V Pears

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317885252

Category: Science

Page: 368

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First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Biogeography

An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

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Author: C. Barry Cox,Peter D. Moore,Richard Ladle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111896859X

Category: Science

Page: 500

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Through eight successful editions, and over nearly 40 years, Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach has provided a thorough and comprehensive exploration of the varied scientific disciplines and research that are essential to understanding the subject. The text has been praised for its solid background in historical biogeography and basic biology, that is enhanced and illuminated by discussions of current research. This new edition incorporates the exciting changes of the recent years, and presents a thoughtful exploration of the research and controversies that have transformed our understanding of the biogeography of the world. It also clearly identifies the three quite different arenas of biogeographical research: continental biogeography, island biogeography and marine biogeography. It is the only current textbook with full coverage of marine biogeography. It reveals how the patterns of life that we see today have been created by the two great Engines of the Planet - the Geological Engine, plate tectonics, which alters the conditions of life on the planet, and the Biological Engine, evolution, which responds to these changes by creating new forms and patterns of life.

Fundamentals of Biogeography

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Author: Richard J. Huggett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415323468

Category: Social Science

Page: 439

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"Fundamentals of Biogeography presents an appealing introduction for students and all those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of key topics and debates within the fields of biogeography, ecology, and the environment. Revealing how life has been and is adapting to its biological and physical surroundings, Huggett stresses the role of ecological, historical, and human factors in fashioning animal and plant distributions, and explores how biogeography can inform conservation practice."--Jacket.

Evolutionary Biogeography

An Integrative Approach with Case Studies

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Author: Juan J. Morrone

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231143788

Category: Science

Page: 301

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"Rather than favoring only one approach, Juan J. Morrone proposes a comprehensive treatment of the developments and theories of evolutionary biogeography. Evolutionary biogeography uses distributional, phylogenetic, molecular, and fossil data to assess the historical changes that have produced current biotic patterns. Panbiogeography, parsimony analysis of endemicity, cladistic biogeography, and phylogeography are the four recent and most common approaches. Many conceive of these methods as representing different "schools," but Morrone shows how each addresses different questions in the various steps of an evolutionary biogeographical analysis. Panbiogeography and parsimony analysis of endemicity are useful for identifying biotic components or areas of endemism. Cladistic biogeography uses phylogenetic data to determine the relationships between these biotic components. Further information on fossils, phylogeographic patterns, and molecular clocks can be incorporated to identify different cenocrons. Finally, available geological knowledge can help construct a geobiotic scenario that may explain how analyzed areas were put into contact and how the biotic components and cenocrons inhabiting them evolved. Morrone compares these methods and employs case studies to make it clear which is best for the question at hand. Set problems, discussion sections, and glossaries further enhance classroom use."--Publisher's description.

Conservation Biogeography

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Author: Richard Ladle,Robert J. Whittaker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444398113

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The Earth’s ecosystems are in the midst of an unprecedentedperiod of change as a result of human action. Many habitats havebeen completely destroyed or divided into tiny fragments, othershave been transformed through the introduction of new species, orthe extinction of native plants and animals, while anthropogenicclimate change now threatens to completely redraw the geographicmap of life on this planet. The urgent need to understand andprescribe solutions to this complicated and interlinked set ofpressing conservation issues has lead to the transformation of thevenerable academic discipline of biogeography – the study ofthe geographic distribution of animals and plants. The newlyemerged sub-discipline of conservation biogeography uses theconceptual tools and methods of biogeography to address real worldconservation problems and to provide predictions about the fate ofkey species and ecosystems over the next century. This bookprovides the first comprehensive review of the field in a series ofclosely interlinked chapters addressing the central issues withinthis exciting and important subject. View ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ladle/biogeography"www.wiley.com/go/ladle/biogeography/a yoaccess the figures from the book.

21st Century Geography

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Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Paleoecology

Concepts and Applications

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Author: J. Robert Dodd,Robert J. Stanton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471857112

Category: Science

Page: 502

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Revised and updated, it reflects the recent developments and changing emphasis in the field of paleoecology. While the basic organization remains the same as the original edition, there are several major changes, including an extensive reorganization and shortening of Chapter 2, focusing now on environmental parameters rather than individual taxonomic groups; greater use of tables with references to pertinent literature; inclusion of a new chapter on taphonomy; elimination of the chapter on skeletons as sedimentary particles; removal of many of the recurring examples from the Neogene of the Kettlemen Hills; and inclusion of new references on all topics. Older references have been kept and will serve to blend the historical and important milestones in the development of paleoecology with the most current research.

Biogeography

Natural and Cultural

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Author: Ian Gordon Simmons

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animals

Page: 400

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Essentials of Biogeography

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Author: H. S. Mathur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biogeography

Page: 352

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This Book Delineates The Fundamental Principles Of The Biospheric Systems Of Our Planet In The Context Of Which An Understanding Of The Myriad Environmental Factors That Lead To A Close Relationship With Mankind Is Established.

Lichen Biology

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Author: Thomas H. Nash

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459747

Category: Science

Page: 303

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A broad-ranging review of organisms which have long-fascinated biologists, ecologists and chemists.

Biogeography

Recent Advances and Future Directions

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Author: James Allan Taylor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389205074

Category: Science

Page: 404

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Biogeography has been one of the great growth areas in geography in recent years, with much new research work and many new developments taking place. This book presents an authoritative, up-to-date, international review of all the major biogeographical themes. The chapters define each theme and its place within biogeography and consider the methods of study adopted. Each chapter then assesses recent trends and the latest state of the art, and concludes by examining where future developments are likely. Many case-studies and examples are provided, from throughout the world, including North America.

Pelagic Biogeography ICoPB II

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference : Final Report of SCOR/IOC Working Group 93 "Pelagic Biogeography" : Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 9 July-14 July 1995

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Author: A. C. Pierrot-Bults,S. van der Spoel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biogeography

Page: 387

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Geography Yesterday and Tomorrow

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Author: Royal Geographical Society (GB).

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography.

Page: 302

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Incluye una sección de la Royal Geographical Society.

Cladistic Biogeography

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Author: Christopher J. Humphries,Lynne R. Parenti

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191588628

Category:

Page: 199

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The distribution and classification of life on earth has long been of interest to biological theorists, as well as to travellers and explorers. Cladistic biogeography is the study of the historical and evolutionary relationships between species, based on their particular distribution patterns across the earth. Analysis of the distributions of species in different areas of the world can tell us how those species and areas are related, what regions or larger groups of areas exist, and what their origins might be. The first edition of Cladistic Biogeography was published in 1986. It was a concise exposition of the history, methods, applications of, and prospects for cladistic biogeography. Well reviewed, and widely used in teaching, Cladistic Biogeography is still in demand, despite having been out of print for some time. This new edition draws on a wide range of examples, both plant and animal, from marine, terrestrial, and freshwater habitats. It has been updated throughout, with the chapters being rewritten and expanded to incorporate the latest research findings and theoretical and methodological advances in this dynamic field.

Bioclimatology and Biogeography of Africa

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Author: Henry N. Houérou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540851925

Category: Science

Page: 241

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Covering an area of over 130 million km2 spanning the Mediterranean, equator and tropics, the African continent features a spectacular geographic diversity. Consequently, it is characterised by extremely variable climatic, edaphic and ecological conditions, associated with a wide range of natural vegetation and wildlife, as well as human population density, crops and livestock. In this book, Henry Le Houérou presents his bioclimatic and biogeographic classification of Africa. The extensive data provide the basis for comparisons between various African regions, and with regions on other continents such as Latin America or the Indian subcontinent. The results constitute a rational basis for national, regional and sub-regional rural development planning, and for agricultural research dealing with aspects such as plant and animal introductions, the extrapolation or interpolation of experimental or developmental findings, and ecosystems dynamics. Possible problems of applications are also examined.

Ecology

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

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Principia Botanica

Or, Beginnings of Botany (with Sketches by the Author)

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Author: Léon Croizat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: 1821

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