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The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species

By: Donald A Levin
230 pages, Figs, tabs
The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species
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About this book

Explores plant species as dynamic entities, following the four stages of plant species life that normally occur: birth, expansion, differentiation and loss of cohesion, and decline/extinction. Each chapter focuses on part of the speciation process and examines it closely in the light of exploring the species passage from birth to death.
' .. a good introduction to our current understanding of the origin, establishment, evolution and extinction of plant species ... a synthesis that is interesting and stimulating, and which I strongly recommend to all evolutionary biologists as valuable reading.' Heredity

Contents

1. The Premise and Species Concepts; 2. Speciation: The Ecological Transition; 3. Speciation: The Genetic Transition; 4. The Geographical Scale of Speciation; 5. The Geographical Expansion of Neospecies; 6. Differentiation and the Breakdown of Species Unity; 7. The Decline and Demise of Species; 8. The Persistence and Sorting of Incipient Species; 9. Species Duration and the Tempo of Diversification

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By: Donald A Levin
230 pages, Figs, tabs
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[A] source of lively discussion and debate among groups interested in plant evolution ... will serve as a stimulus to research over the years ahead. ... I strongly recommend [it] to all evolutionary biologists as valuable reading.--Heredity
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