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Title Biogeography / Mark V. Lomolino, Brett R. Riddle, Robert J. Whittaker, James H. Brown
Imprint Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©2010
book jacket
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 LS TIGP Textbook  QH84 L846b 2010    AVAILABLE    30150100384152
 LS TIGP Textbook  QH84 L846b 2010 c.2  AVAILABLE    30150100384160
Edition 4th ed
Descript xiv, 878 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
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Note Revised edition of: Biogeography / Mark V. Lomolino, Brett R. Riddle, James H. Brown. 3rd ed., c2006
Includes bibliographical references (pages 785-847) and index
The science of biogeography -- The history of biogeography -- The geographic template : visualization and analysis of biogeography patterns -- Distributions of species : ecological foundations -- Distributions of communities -- Dispersal and immigration -- Speciation and extinction -- The changing earth -- Glaciation and biogeographic dynamics of the Pleistocene -- The geography of diversification -- Reconstructing the history of lineages -- Reconstructing the history of biotas -- Island biogeography : patterns in species richness -- Island biogeography : assembly and evolution of insular biotas -- Ecological geography of continental and oceanic biotas -- Conservation biogeography and the dynamic geography of humanity -- The frontiers of biogeography
Biogeography, first published in 1983, is one of the most comprehensive text and general reference books in the field. The Fourth Edition builds on the strengths of previous editions, combining evolutionary and ecological perspectives to show how Earth history, contemporary environments, adn 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 Earths aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. biogeography, Fourth 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 that interplay between unifying concepts and presents evidence that supports or challenges these concepts. The use of color illustrations (new to this edition), evaluated and optimized for colorblind readers as well, has transformed our abilities to illustrate key concepts and empirical patterns in the geography of nature. The addition of the distinguished plant ecologist and biogeographer Robert J. Whittaker to our team of authors has substantially enhanced the balance and depth of coverage of classical foundations, empirical case studies, and frontiers of biogeography
Subject Biogeography
Alt Author Lomolino, Mark V., 1953-
Riddle, Brett R
Whittaker, Robert J
Brown, James H., 1942 September 25-
Lomolino, Mark V., 1953- Biogeography
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