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About this book
About this book
From the publisher's announcement:
This book highlights African biodiversity at all levels ranging from molecules to ecosystems. Major topics are biogeography, speciation processes, phylogenetic patterns and systematics, diversity decline and conservation, and applied biodiversity informatics. The 42 contributions are mostly on insects and vertebrates, but include botanical papers as well as more general chapters on biodiversity informatics.
From the contents:Dedication.- Contributing Authors.- Preface.- Complementarity of Species Distributions as a Tool for Prioritising Conservation Actions in Africa: Testing the Efficiency of Using Coarse-scale Distribution Data.- Scorpion Diversity and Distribution in Southern Africa: Pattern and Process.- Madagascar as A Model Region for the Study of Tempo and Pattern in Adaptive Radiations.- Commemorating Martin Eisentraut (1902-1994): Important Explorer of Tropical African Vertebrates.- Earwigs (Dermaptera: Insects) of Kenya: Checklist and Species New to Kenya.- Morphometric Differentiation in the East African Grasshopper Genus Afrophlaeoba Jago, 1983 (Orthoptera: Acrididae).- Katydids and Crickets (Orthoptera: Ensifera) of the Kakamega Forest Reserve, Western Kenya.- Ecology and Diversity of Canopy Associated Ceratocanthidae (Insecta: Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) in an Afrotropical rainforest.- Human Influence on the Dung Fauna in Afrotropical Grasslands (Insecta: Coleoptera).- Genuine Africans or Tertiary immigrants? ? The Genus Hydropsyche in the Afrotropical Region.- Fruit-Feeding Butterfly Communities of Forest ?islands? in Ghana: Survey Completeness and Correlates of Spatial Diversity.- Biogeography, Diversity and Ecology of Sawflies in the Afromontane Region.- Diversity, Distribution Patterns and Endemism of Southern African Bees.