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Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

By: JD Thompson

293 pages, 4 col plates, b/w illus, figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Feb 2005 | #144668 | ISBN: 0198515340
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Hardback | Dec 2005 | #149456 | ISBN: 0198515332
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About this book

This book is about plant evolutionary ecology with specific reference to Mediterranean plant populations. The region has long been a centre of attraction for plant biologists by virtue of its richness in endemic plants. There is no current book on this topic despite the growing level of research interest in plant evolution in this area.

Students and researchers of plant evolution, especially those working in mediterranean-climate regions, will find it indispensible as a reliable reference book. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 21 No.5 May 2006.


Preface; Introduction: Themes, objectives, and structure; 1. The historical context of differentiation and diversity; 2. The biogeography and ecology of endemism; 3. The evolution of endemism : from population differentiation to species divergence; 4. Trait variation, adaptation, and dispersal in the Mediterranean mosaic; 5. Variation and evolution of reproductive traits in the Mediterranean mosaic; 6. Ecology and evolution of domesticated and invasive species; Conclusions: Endemism, adaptation, and conservation; References; Species list and nomenclature; Index

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