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About this book
About this book
The Sage Handbook of Biogeography is a manual for scoping the past, present and future of biogeography that enable readers to consider, where relevant, how similar biogeographical issues are tackled by researchers in different 'schools'.
This is a retrospective and prospective overview of biogeography that will: consider the main areas of biogeography researched by geographers; detail a global perspective by incorporating the work of different schools of biogeographers; explore the divergent evolution of biogeography as a discipline and consider how this diversity can be harnessed; and, examine the interdisciplinary debates that biogeographers are, and are not, contributing to within geography and within the biological sciences.
Part One: Revisiting Theories and Concepts Introduction Evolution of Biogeographical Thought - Blumler, Cole & Flenley Biodiversity Theories - Griffin Theory in Landscape Ecology and its Relevance to Biogeography - Kupfer Classifying phenomena biogeographically and ecologically - Schwabe & Kratchowil The Biogeographic Importance of Pleistocene Refugia - Willis et al. The Expanding Role of Phylogeography in Biogeography - Riddle Part Two: Explaining Patterns and Gradients Introduction Biodiversity Gradients - Mutke Climate and Gradients - Schickhoff Geomorphology, Soils and Gradients - Beierkuhnlein & Jentsch Fire and Ecosystem Function - Enright Species Responses to Contemporary Climate Change - Sparks et al. Part Three: Reconsidering Biomes and Environments Introduction Ecosystem Dynamics of Subpolar and Polar Regions - Moller & Thannheiser Forest ecosystem structure and dynamics across the circumboreal forest - Kneeshaw et al Ecosystem Dynamics of Savannas - Mistry Tropical Forests: Biogeography and Biodiversity - Young Mountain Ecosystems - Schikhoff Biogeography of Agricultural Landscapes - Stoate The Biogeography of Built Environments - Freeman Part Four: Mapping and Modelling Biogeographical Phenomena Introduction Mapping distributions with remote sensing: actualties and potentials - Foody & Millington Remote Sensing for Modeling Biogeographic Features and Processes - Nightingale et al. Characterizing Spatial Pattern in biogeographic data - Albright et al. Simulation modeling - Malanson Predictive modeling - Burnside & Waite Biocomplexity - Walsh et al. Part Five: Linking Biogeography and Society Introduction Biogeography and Society - Millington Ethnobotany - Voeks Bioindication - Uzonov Invasive species - Blumler Historical Biogeography as a Basis for Nature Conservation - Marchant & Taylor Habitat approaches to conservation - Griffiths & Vougatzakis Species approaches to conservation - Osborne & Leitao