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About this book
About this book
Where paleontologists and ecologists have long had divergent perspectives, this book seeks a middle ground, finding ways for both scientific communities to work together to comprehend biodiversity.
`Stakes out a new territory of disciplinary practice.' Ecology
Introduction, by Michael McKinneyBiodiversity dynamics: Niche preemption and saturation in diversity equilibria, by Michael McKinneyPhylogenetic Turnover: From Populations through Higher TaxaDo taxa persist as metapopulations in evolutionary time?, by Susan HarrisonGeographic range fragmentation and the evolution of biological diversity, by Brian Maurer and Phillip NottDetecting ecological pattern in phylogenies, by John Gittleman, C. Anderson, S. Cates, H-K Luh, H. Hilton, N. Leahy, R-L WanTesting models of speciation and extinction with phylogenetic trees of extant taxa, by Jody Hey, Holly Hinton, Nicholas Leahy, Rong-Lin WangDynamics of diversification in state space, by Daniel W. McSheaDiversification of body sizes: patterns and processes in the assembly of terrestrial mammal faunas, by Douglas A. Kelt and James H. BrownThe role of development in evolutionary radiations, by Gunther J. EbleDeclining taxonomic turnover in geologic time, by Norman GilinskyCommunity Turnover: From Populations through Global DiversityScaling the ecosystem: A hierarchical view of stasis and change, by Kenneth M. Schopf and Linda C. IvanyNested patterns of species distribution: processes and implications, by Alan CutlerDiversification of North American mammals: a test of equilibrial dynamics, by John AlroyScales of diversification and the Ordovician radiation, by Arnold I. Miller and Shuguang MaoPreston's ergodic conjecture: the accumulation of species in space and time, by Michael L. RosenweigAn intermediate disturbance hypothesis of maximal speciation, by Warren Allmon, Paul Morris, Michael McKinneyTurnover dynamics across ecological and geological scales, by Gareth RussellCatastrophic fluctuations in nutrient levels as an agent of mass extinction: upward scaling of ecological processes?, by Ronald E. MartinScale-independent interpretations of macroevolutionary dynamics, by Richard B. Aronson and Roy E. Plotnick
Michael L. McKinney is professor of geology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. James A. Drake is an associate professor in the Department of Zoology and the Graduate Ecology Program at the University of Tennessee.