Biogeography

Biogeography

  • Nombre de pages : 624 pages   drapeau anglais
  • Date de parution : 05/10/2005  (3e édition)
  • EAN13 : 9780878930623

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Résumé

Biogeography, first published in 1983, is one of the most comprehensive text and general reference books in the field. The third edition builds on the strengths of its two previous editions, combining evolutionary and ecological perspectives to show how Earth history, contemporary environments, and evolutionary and ecological processes have shaped species distributions and nearly all patterns of biodiversity. It is an empirically and conceptually rich text that illustrates general patterns and processes using examples from a diversity of plants and animals across the Earth's aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Biogeography, Third Edition is written as a primary text for undergraduate and graduate courses, and is also an invaluable reference for biogeographers, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and conservation biologists. Starting from simple facts and principles and assuming only a rudimentary knowledge of biology, geography, and Earth history, the text explains the relationships between geographic variation in biodiversity and the geological, ecological, and evolutionary processes that have produced them. Written in an engaging style, Biogeography emphasizes the interplay between unifying concepts and presents evidence that supports or challenges these concepts. This edition has been completely revised and updated, covering many emerging topics and including case studies and insights from over 1,000 recent studies of the geography of nature.

Sommaire

  • Unit 1 : Introduction to the Discipline
    • The Science of Biogeography
    • The History of Biogeography
  • Unit 2 : The Environmental Setting and Basic Biogeographic Patterns
    • Physical Setting:The Geographic Template
    • Distributions of Species: Ecological Foundations
    • The Geography of Communities
  • Unit 3 : Earth History and Fundamental Biogeographic Processes
    • Dispersal and Immigration
    • Speciation and Extinction
    • The Changing Earth
    • Glaciation and Biogeographic Dynamics of the Pleistocene
  • Unit 4 : Evolutionary History of Lineages and Biotas
    • The Geography of Diversification
    • Reconstructing the History of Lineages
    • Reconstructing the History of Biotas
  • Unit 5 : Ecological Biogeography
    • Island Biogeography: Patterns in Species Richness
    • Island Biogeography: Assembly and Evolution of Insular Comm#Unities
    • Areography, Ecogeographic Rules, and Diversity Gradients
  • Unit 6 : Conservation Biogeography and New Frontiers
    • Biodiversity and the Geography of Extinctions
    • Conservation Biogeography and the Biogeography of Humanity
    • The Frontiers of Biogeography

Caractéristiques

  • Parution : 05/10/2005
  • Edition : 3e édition
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  • Nb de pages : 624 pages
  • Format : 22,5 x 28,5
  • Couverture : Relié
  • Poids : 2020 g
  • Intérieur : Quadri
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