By: Glen MacDonald(Author)
518 pages, b/w photos, illustrations, maps
Biogeography illustrates how environment, space and time interact to control the large-scale distribution of organisms. Biogeography: Introduction to Space, Time and Life can be used for these courses which can be offered in either department. This title includes the key concepts related to the study of vegetation and animal distributions and the human impact on these distributions.
...a comprehensive and informative text that condenses the diversity embraced by the discipline and aptly represents current biogeographical thinking... (Transactions of the IBG, Vol.29, 2004)
1. An Introduction
2. Some Basics
3. Physical Environment and the Distribution of Life
4. Biological Interactions and the Distribution of Life
5. Disturbance and Succession
6. Communities, Formations and Biomes
7. Changing Continents and Climates
8. Dispersal, Colonization and Invasion
9. Evolution, Speciation and Extinction
10. Realms, Regions and Provinces: The Biogeographic Subdivisions of the Earth
11. Evolution, Extinction and the Human Story
12. Biogeography and Modern Biodiversity
13. Biogeography Distributions and Reconstructing of the History of Life
14. Biogeography and Conservation
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