Books  Ecology  Biogeography & Invasive Species 

Reinvention of Australasian Biogeography: Reform, Revolt and Rebellion

Coming Soon

By: Malte C Ebach (Author)

CSIRO

Paperback | 2017 | #232606 | ISBN-13: 9781486304837
Available for pre-order: Due Jan 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £63.59 $81/€76 approx

About this book

Biogeography, the study of the distribution of life on Earth, has undergone more conceptual changes, revolutions and turf wars than any other scientific field. Australasian biogeographers are responsible for several of these great upheavals, including debates on cladistics, panbiogeography and the drowning of New Zealand, some of which have significantly shaped present-day studies. Australasian biogeography has been caught in a cycle of reinvention that has lasted for over 150 years. The biogeographic research making headlines today is merely a shadow of past practices, having barely advanced scientifically. Fundamental biogeographic questions raised by naturalists a century ago remain unanswered, yet are as relevant today as they were then. Scientists still do not know whether Australia and New Zealand are natural biotic areas or if they are in fact artificial amalgamations of areas. The same question goes for all biotic areas in Australasia: are they real? Australasian biogeographers need to break this 150-year cycle, learn from their errors and build upon new ideas. Reinvention of Australasian Biogeography tells the story of the history of Australasian biogeography, enabling understanding of the cycle of reinvention and the means by which to break it, and paves the way for future biogeographical research. Reinvention of Australasian Biogeography will be a valuable resource for biological and geographical scientists, especially those working in biogeography, biodiversity, ecology and conservation. It will also be of interest to historians of science.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Alien Plants

NHBS Price: £27.99 £34.99 (Save £7.00) $36/€33 approx

Field Guide to Invasive Plants & Animals in Britain

NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€30 approx

Invasive Species: What Everyone Needs to Know

NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€13 approx

Invasive Species Management

NHBS Price: £39.99 $51/€48 approx

Patterns in Nature

NHBS Price: £61.99 $79/€74 approx