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'.
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; explore the divergent evolution of biogeography as a discipline and consider how this diversity can be harnessed; and, examine the interdisciplinary debates that biogeographers are, and are not, contributing to within geography and within the biological sciences.
Part One: Revisiting Theories and Concepts Introduction Evolution of Biogeographical Thought - Blumler, Cole & Flenley Biodiversity Theories - Griffin Theory in Landscape Ecology and its Relevance to Biogeography - Kupfer Classifying phenomena biogeographically and ecologically - Schwabe & Kratchowil The Biogeographic Importance of Pleistocene Refugia - Willis et al. The Expanding Role of Phylogeography in Biogeography - Riddle Part Two: Explaining Patterns and Gradients Introduction Biodiversity Gradients - Mutke Climate and Gradients - Schickhoff Geomorphology, Soils and Gradients - Beierkuhnlein & Jentsch Fire and Ecosystem Function - Enright Species Responses to Contemporary Climate Change - Sparks et al. Part Three: Reconsidering Biomes and Environments Introduction Ecosystem Dynamics of Subpolar and Polar Regions - Moller & Thannheiser Forest ecosystem structure and dynamics across the circumboreal forest - Kneeshaw et al Ecosystem Dynamics of Savannas - Mistry Tropical Forests: Biogeography and Biodiversity - Young Mountain Ecosystems - Schikhoff Biogeography of Agricultural Landscapes - Stoate The Biogeography of Built Environments - Freeman Part Four: Mapping and Modelling Biogeographical Phenomena Introduction Mapping distributions with remote sensing: actualties and potentials - Foody & Millington Remote Sensing for Modeling Biogeographic Features and Processes - Nightingale et al. Characterizing Spatial Pattern in biogeographic data - Albright et al. Simulation modeling - Malanson Predictive modeling - Burnside & Waite Biocomplexity - Walsh et al. Part Five: Linking Biogeography and Society Introduction Biogeography and Society - Millington Ethnobotany - Voeks Bioindication - Uzonov Invasive species - Blumler Historical Biogeography as a Basis for Nature Conservation - Marchant & Taylor Habitat approaches to conservation - Griffiths & Vougatzakis Species approaches to conservation - Osborne & Leitao
This is a valuable addition to the field of Biogeography. The authors investigate Biogeography using a strictly geographical perspective that provides an insightful viewpoint into where Biogeography is focused and uniquely suited in the larger discipline of Geography Professor Barbara A. Holzman Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University
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 Department of Geography, University of Tennessee