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The Book Basic Biogeography
The Author N V Pears
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2014-06-06
Genre Science
Pages 368
ISBN 9781317885252
Language English, Spanish, And French

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


The Book Biogeography
The Author C. Barry Cox
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2010-05-10
Genre Science
Pages 506
ISBN 9780470637944
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Biologists searching for a resource that explores all of the exciting changes that have occurred recently in the field will turn to this eighth edition. It offers insight into the multidisciplinary nature of the field, presenting a sound historical base, up-to-date coverage, and a look at the latest controversies. The authors evaluate conflicting theories and provide a reasoned judgment as to which is preferable. In a new chapter the authors examine marine biogeography, so that biologists can compare and analyze the data, patterns and problems arising from continental, marine and island biogeography.


The Book Basic Biogeography
The Author Nigel Pears
The Publisher Longman Publishing Group
Release Date1977-01-01
Genre Biogeography
Pages 272
ISBN UOM:39076006846195
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Basic considerations. Introduction. Inital approaches to vegetation study. Inital approaches to soil study. Plant dynamics and the nature of vegetation. Ecosystems. Ecological factors and environmental variations. distubed ecosystems. Selected examples from the British Isles. The vegetation. The soils. The impact of man.


The Book Fundamentals of Biogeography
The Author Richard J. Huggett
The Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date2004
Genre Social Science
Pages 439
ISBN 0415323460
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "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.


The Book Conservation Biogeography
The Author Richard Ladle
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2011-06-09
Genre Science
Pages 320
ISBN 9781444398113
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Evolutionary Biogeography
The Author Juan J. Morrone
The Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date2009
Genre Science
Pages 301
ISBN 9780231143783
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "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.


The Book Biogeography
The Author James Allan Taylor
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date1984
Genre Science
Pages 404
ISBN 0389205079
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Paleoecology
The Author J. Robert Dodd
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date1990-03-21
Genre Science
Pages 528
ISBN 0471857114
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography MPB 32
The Author Stephen P. Hubbell
The Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date2011-06-27
Genre Science
Pages 392
ISBN 1400837529
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Despite its supreme importance and the threat of its global crash, biodiversity remains poorly understood both empirically and theoretically. This ambitious book presents a new, general neutral theory to explain the origin, maintenance, and loss of biodiversity in a biogeographic context. Until now biogeography (the study of the geographic distribution of species) and biodiversity (the study of species richness and relative species abundance) have had largely disjunct intellectual histories. In this book, Stephen Hubbell develops a formal mathematical theory that unifies these two fields. When a speciation process is incorporated into Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's now classical theory of island biogeography, the generalized theory predicts the existence of a universal, dimensionless biodiversity number. In the theory, this fundamental biodiversity number, together with the migration or dispersal rate, completely determines the steady-state distribution of species richness and relative species abundance on local to large geographic spatial scales and short-term to evolutionary time scales. Although neutral, Hubbell's theory is nevertheless able to generate many nonobvious, testable, and remarkably accurate quantitative predictions about biodiversity and biogeography. In many ways Hubbell's theory is the ecological analog to the neutral theory of genetic drift in genetics. The unified neutral theory of biogeography and biodiversity should stimulate research in new theoretical and empirical directions by ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and biogeographers.


The Book Dynamic Biogeography
The Author R. Hengeveld
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1992-08-13
Genre Nature
Pages 249
ISBN 0521437563
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Biogeography is an increasingly important area for ecology, dynamic biogeography being the study of biological patterns and processes on a broad scale both geographically and temporally. In this book, the spatial patterns and processes studied in dynamic biogeography are presented from an ecological perspective. Dynamic Biogeography opens with a survey of the different approaches encountered within the subject. The remainder of the book is arranged into four parts. The first is concerned with patterns of concordance; both quantitative and qualitative classifications are discussed. Geographical trends in species' diversity and biological traits are viewed, with Part 3 leading into areography or the analysis of species ranges. The book is drawn together by an overview of all the scales of variation and a glimpse into the future of biogeography.


The Book Island Biogeography
The Author Robert J. Whittaker
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2007
Genre Nature
Pages 401
ISBN 0198566115
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Isolation, extinction, conservation, biodiversity, hotspots.


The Book Island Biogeography in the Sea of Cort z
The Author Ted J. Case
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date1983-01-01
Genre Science
Pages 508
ISBN 0520047990
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Bioclimatology and Biogeography of Africa
The Author Henry N. Houérou
The Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date2008-12-10
Genre Science
Pages 241
ISBN 9783540851929
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography
The Author Andrew Millington
The Publisher SAGE
Release Date2011-09-22
Genre Science
Pages 624
ISBN 9781446254455
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "A superb resource for understanding the diversity of the modern discipline of biogeography, and its history and future, especially within geography departments. I expect to refer to it often." - Professor Sally Horn, University of Tennessee "As you browse through this fine book you will be struck by the diverse topics that biogeographers investigate and the many research methods they use.... Biogeography is interdisciplinary, and a commonly-voiced concern is that one biogeographer may not readily understand another's research findings. A handbook like this is important for synthesising, situating, explaining and evaluating a large literature, and pointing the reader to informative publications." - Geographical Research "A valuable contribution in both a research and teaching context. If you are biologically trained, it provides an extensive look into the geographical tradition of biogeography, covering some topics that may be less familiar to those with an evolution/ecology background. Alternatively, if you are a geography student, researcher, or lecturer, it will provide a useful reference and will be invaluable to the non-biogeographer who suddenly has the teaching of an introductory biogeography course thrust upon them." - Adam C. Algar, Frontiers of Biogeography The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography is a manual for scoping the past, present and future of biogeography that enable readers to consider, where relevant, how similar biogeographical issues are tackled by researchers in different 'schools'. In line with the concept of all SAGE Handbooks, this is a retrospective and prospective overview of biogeography that will: Consider the main areas of biogeography researched by geographers Detail a global perspective by incorporating the work of different schools of biogeographers Ecplore the divergent evolution of biogeography as a discipline and consider how this diversity can be harnessed Examine the interdisciplinary debates that biogeographers are contributing to within geography and the biological sciences. Aimed at an international audience of research students, academics, researchers and practitioners in biogeography, the text will attract interest from environmental scientists, ecologists, biologists and geographers alike.


The Book 21st Century Geography
The Author Joseph P. Stoltman
The Publisher SAGE
Release Date2011-10-20
Genre Science
Pages 883
ISBN 9781412974646
Language English, Spanish, And French

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


The Book Lichen Biology
The Author Thomas H. Nash
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1996-01-26
Genre Science
Pages 303
ISBN 0521459745
Language English, Spanish, And French

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


The Book Foundations of Biogeography
The Author Mark V. Lomolino
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date2004-07-01
Genre Science
Pages 1291
ISBN 0226492362
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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


The Book Plants on Islands
The Author Martin L. Cody
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date2006-06-27
Genre Nature
Pages 269
ISBN 0520932722
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This thorough and meticulous study, the result of nearly a quarter-century of research, examines the island biogeography of plants on continental islands in Barkley Sound, British Columbia. Invaluable both because of its geographical setting and because of the duration of the study, Plants on Islands summarizes the diversity, dynamics, and distribution of the approximately three hundred species of plants on more than two hundred islands. Martin Cody uses his extensive data set to test various aspects of island biogeographic theory. His thoughtful analysis, constrained by taxon and region, elucidates and enhances the understanding of the biogeographic patterns and dynamics. He provides an overview of the basic theory, concepts, and analytical tools of island biogeography. Also discussed are island relaxation to lower equilibrium species numbers post-isolation, plant distributions variously limited by island area, isolation and climatic differences, adaptation to local abiotic and biotic environments within islands, and the evolution of different island phenotypes. The book concludes with a valuable consideration of equilibrium concepts and of the interplay of coexistence and competition. Certain to challenge, Plants on Islands is among the first books to critically analyze the central tenets of the theory of island biogeography.


The Book Ecology and Biogeography of High Altitude Insects
The Author M.S. Mani
The Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date1968-06-30
Genre Science
Pages 530
ISBN 9061931142
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In my book Introduction to High Altitude Entomology, published in 1962, I summa rized the results of eight years' studies, mainly on the Himalaya. I have since then had the opportunity of studying the collections of high altitude insects from the Alps, Carpathians, Caucasus, Urals, Alai-Pamirs, Tien Shan, Altai and other im portant mountains of the world in different museums and institutions in Europe. Through the courtesy and generosity of the Academy of Sciences of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, I was also able to personally collect insects and make valuable field observations on the Caucasus, the Alai-Pamirs, Ala-Tau and the Tien Shan mountains. Through comparative studies I have tried to synthesize the fundamental principles of high altitude entomology. I have described here the distinctive characters of the high altitude environment, the ecological specializations of the high altitude insects, their ecological inter relations and the outstanding peculiarities of their biogeography. I have also pre sented here an outline of the high altitude entomology of the principal mountains of the world, with brief accounts of their orogeny, geology and vegetation. This book differs from all other contributions in the field in its comparative ecological approach and in the fact that the main emphasis is throughout on the evolution of the high altitude ecosystem as an integral part of the orogeny. High mountains are, in all parts of the world, important and independent centres of origin and differ entiation of distinctive and highly specialized ecosystems and faunas.


The Book Biogeography of the West Indies
The Author Charles A. Woods
The Publisher CRC Press
Release Date2001-06-27
Genre Nature
Pages 608
ISBN 9781420039481
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: As a review of the status of biogeography in the West Indies in the 1980s, the first edition of Biogeography of the West Indies: Past, Present, and Future provided a synthesis of our current knowledge of the systematics and distribution of major plant and animal groups in the Caribbean basin. The totally new and revised Second Edition, Biogeography