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Foundations Of Biogeography

Author : Dov V. Sax
ISBN : 0226492362
Genre : Science
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Foundations of Biogeography provides facsimile reprints of seventy-two works that have proven fundamental to the development of the field. From classics by Georges-Louis LeClerc Compte de Buffon, Alexander von Humboldt, and Charles Darwin to equally seminal contributions by Ernst Mayr, Robert MacArthur, and E. O. Wilson, these papers and book excerpts not only reveal biogeography's historical roots but also trace its theoretical and empirical development. Selected and introduced by leading biogeographers, the articles cover a wide variety of taxonomic groups, habitat types, and geographic regions. Foundations of Biogeography will be an ideal introduction to the field for beginning students and an essential reference for established scholars of biogeography, ecology, and evolution. List of Contributors John C. Briggs, James H. Brown, Vicki A. Funk, Paul S. Giller, Nicholas J. Gotelli, Lawrence R. Heaney, Robert Hengeveld, Christopher J. Humphries, Mark V. Lomolino, Alan A. Myers, Brett R. Riddle, Dov F. Sax, Geerat J. Vermeij, Robert J. Whittaker
Category: Science

Biogeography A Very Short Introduction

Author : Mark V. Lomolino
ISBN : 9780198850069
Genre : Science
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Biogeography is the study of geographic variation in all characteristics of life - ranging from genetic, morphological and behavioural variation among regional populations of a species, to geographic trends in diversity of entire communities across our planet's sufrace. From the ancient hunters and gatherers to the earliest naturalists, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, and scientists today, the search for patterns in life has provided insights that proved invaluable for understanding the natural world. And many, if not most, of the compelling kaleidoscope of patterns in biological diversity make little sense unless placed in an explicit geographic context. The Very Short Introduction explains the historical development of the field of biogeography, its fundamental tenets, principles and tools, and the invaluable insights it provides for understanding the diversity of life in the natural world. As Mark Lomolino shows, key questions such as where species occur, how they vary from place to place, where their ancestors occurred, and how they spread across the globe, are essential for us to develop effective strategies for conserving the great menagerie of life across our planet. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Author : Nathan Fasten
ISBN : OCLC:2740246
Genre : Aquatic biology
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Category: Aquatic biology


Author : Ian Gordon Simmons
ISBN : UOM:39015003504274
Genre : Animals
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Category: Animals

Biogeography And Plate Tectonics

Author : Dénes Jánossy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033018164
Genre : Biogeography
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Category: Biogeography

Remarks On Biogeography

Author : Hendrik Coenraad Blöte
ISBN : UOM:39015051128356
Genre : Biogeography
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Category: Biogeography

Life History And Biogeography

Author : Alan J. Kohn
ISBN : UCSD:31822016468563
Genre : Science
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How dispersal affects the geographic ranges of species is a controversial issue. This book describes the colorful and ecologically important snail genus Conus, and provides what is probably the best and most extensive data set of life parameters available for any tropical invertebrate taxon. The conclusions drawn are likely to apply to many coral-reef invertebrates, and are of considerable significance for marine biogeographers, comparative biologists, ecologists, and all those interested in the study of biodiversity.
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Taxonomy Phylogeny And Biogeography Of Baccaurea Distichirhops And Nothobaccaurea Euphorbiaceae

Author : Raoul Martin Anne Peter Haegens
ISBN : MINN:31951D020222300
Genre : Baccaurea
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Baccaurea is, in numbers, one of the most common undergrowth trees in the Malesian lowland forests. It is an ecologically and economically important genus, because of its edible fruits, timber, and medicinal usage. Distichirhops and Nothobaccaurea are new to science, and both are allied to Baccaurea. A comprehensive revision is presented for all three genera, with full taxonomic descriptions and distribution maps for all species, and analytical drawings or full colour pictures for most of the 48 species treated. General and regional identification keys are given. A phylogenetic hypothesis based on macromorphological and leaf-anatomical characters is presented for Baccaurea and Nothobaccaurea, as well as the character evolution within these genera. To reveal hidden internal branch support, a new method, called Iterative Taxon Reduction, is used. The biogeographic analyses, based on six different methods, led to a general dispersal/vicariance scenario for Baccaurea and allied genera, in which an old Gondwanan distribution pattern is shown, followed by different routes into Southeast Asia.
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Systematics Evolution And Biogeography Of Compositae

Author : Vicki A. Funk
ISBN : UOM:39015085815010
Genre : Compositae
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"This spectacular book does full justice to the Compositae (Asteraceae), the largest and most successful flowering plant family with some 1700 genera and 24,000 species. It is an indispensable reference, providing the most up-to-date hypotheses of phylogenetic relationships in the family based on molecular and morphological characters, along with the corresponding subfamilial and tribal classification. The 2009 work not only integrates the extensive molecular phylogenetic analyses conducted in the last 25 years, but also uses these to produce a metatree for about 900 taxa of Compositae. The book contains 44 chapters, contributed by 80 authors, covering the history, economic importance, character variation, and systematic and phylogenetic diversity of the family. The emphasis of this work is phylogenetic; its chapters provide a detailed, current, and thoroughly documented presentation of the major (and not so major) clades in the family, citing some 2632 references. Like the Compositae, the book is massive, diverse, and fascinating. It is beautifully illustrated, with 170 figures, and an additional 108 cladograms (all consistently color-coded, based on the geographic range of the included taxa); within these figures are displayed 443 color photographs, clearly demonstrating the amazing array of floral and vegetative form expressed by members of the clade." --NHBS Environment Bookstore.
Category: Compositae