Quaternary Ecology Evolution and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography offers an introduction to the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that have shaped our present biosphere under the influence of glacial-interglacial cycles. Written by an ecologist with paleoecological expertise, this book reviews the climactic changes that have occurred during the last 2.6 million years, along with the responses of organisms and ecosystems. It offers an understanding of the evolutionary origin of extant biodiversity, its biogeographical patterns, and the composition of modern ecological communities. In addition, it explores human evolution and the influence of our activities on the biosphere, especially in the last millennia. This book offers the latest information on how studying the past can contribute to our understanding of present climate issues for a better future, and is an ideal resource for researchers and students in the natural sciences. Includes the latest developments in genomics and their relevance within Quaternary evolution Offers a holistic view of the origin of biodiversity patterns and community assembly Discusses the role of climate on human evolution and the ecological consequences for natural systems

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  • Author : Valentí Rull
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 278 pages
  • ISBN : 0128204745
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography
  • Author : Valentí Rull
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 05 March 2020
GET THIS BOOKQuaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography offers an introduction to the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that have shaped our present biosphere under the influence of glacial-interglacial cycles. Written by an ecologist with paleoecological expertise, this book reviews the climactic changes that have occurred during the last 2.6 million years, along with the responses of organisms and ecosystems. It offers an understanding of the evolutionary origin of extant biodiversity, its biogeographical patterns, and the composition of modern ecological communities. In

Modern Ecology

Modern Ecology
  • Author : G. Esser,D. Overdieck
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 July 2016
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This book is based on many case studies in the broad area of ecological studies and is derived from numerous sources originating from several countries. The book begins with discussions on morphology, stand structure, competition, mass and water balance at the stand level of vegetation as well as mineral cycles. A section deals with disturbances and management of agricultural as well as semi-natural systems. With the input of several authors, zoologists, botanists and geographers, detail is given to the eutrophication

Ecology and Biogeography of Mediterranean Ecosystems in Chile, California, and Australia

Ecology and Biogeography of Mediterranean Ecosystems in Chile, California, and Australia
  • Author : Mary T. Kalin Arroyo,Paul H. Zedler,Marlyn D. Fox
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKEcology and Biogeography of Mediterranean Ecosystems in Chile, California, and Australia

Mediterranean-type ecosystems have provided ecologists with some of the most scientifically-rewarding opportunities to formulate and evaluate hypotheses about large and small-scale ecological phenomena. Comparison of mediterranean-type climate ecosystems in different parts of the world has not only permitted a strong test for ecological convergence, but also critical understanding of key ecophysiological and population processes.

Evolutionary Community Ecology

Evolutionary Community Ecology
  • Author : Mark A. McPeek
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 29 August 2017
GET THIS BOOKEvolutionary Community Ecology

Evolutionary Community Ecology develops a unified framework for understanding the structure of ecological communities and the dynamics of natural selection that shape the evolution of the species inhabiting them. All species engage in interactions with many other species, and these interactions regulate their abundance, define their trajectories of natural selection, and shape their movement decisions. Mark McPeek synthesizes the ecological and evolutionary dynamics generated by species interactions that structure local biological communities and regional metacommunities. McPeek explores the ecological performance

Biogeography and Ecology of New Guinea

Biogeography and Ecology of New Guinea
  • Author : J.L. Gressit
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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J. L. Gressitt New Guinea is a fantastic island, unique and fascinating. It is an area of incredible variety of geomorphology, biota, peoples, languages, history, tradi tions and cultures. Diversity is its prime characteristic, whatever the subject of interest. To a biogeographer it is tantalizing, as well as confusing or frustrating when trying to determine the history of its biota. To an ecologist, and to all biologists, it is a happy hunting ground of endless surprises and unanswered questions. To

The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf

The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf
  • Author : Barry Wilson
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 11 June 2013
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The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf provides the first assembly of existing information of the North West Shelf in terms of geological, oceanographic and climatological history and current understanding of such issues as biodiversity, connectivity, larval dispersal and speciation in the sea that determine the distribution patterns of its invertebrate fauna. It is intended as a source of information and ideas on the biota of the shelf and its evolutionary origins and affinities and the environmental drivers of

Pure and Applied Biogeography

Pure and Applied Biogeography
  • Author : Levente Hufnagel
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 24 January 2018
GET THIS BOOKPure and Applied Biogeography

This book, Pure and Applied Biogeography, gives a very interesting report and overview about the frontiers of such parts of recent biogeographical research, which plays important roles in solving our most pressing global problems (biodiversity crisis, climate change, water issues, and sustainable agriculture). Our book consists of three sections: "Introduction", "Pure Biogeography and Global Patterns" and "Applied Biogeography and Regional Issues." After the introductory chapter, which is about the main branches and aims of biogeography in service of solving global

Historical Biogeography

Historical Biogeography
  • Author : Jorge CRISCI,Liliana Katinas,Paula Posadas,Jorge Víctor Crisci
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 30 June 2009
GET THIS BOOKHistorical Biogeography

Though biogeography may be simply defined--the study of the geographic distributions of organisms--the subject itself is extraordinarily complex, involving a range of scientific disciplines and a bewildering diversity of approaches. For convenience, biogeographers have recognized two research traditions: ecological biogeography and historical biogeography. This book makes sense of the profound revolution that historical biogeography has undergone in the last two decades, and of the resulting confusion over its foundations, basic concepts, methods, and relationships to other disciplines of comparative biology.

The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography

The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography
  • Author : Andrew Millington,Mark Blumler,Udo Schickhoff
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 22 September 2011
GET THIS BOOKThe SAGE Handbook of Biogeography

"A superb resource for understanding the diversity of the modern discipline of biogeography, and its history and future, especially within geography departments. I expect to refer to it often." - Professor Sally Horn, University of Tennessee "As you browse through this fine book you will be struck by the diverse topics that biogeographers investigate and the many research methods they use.... Biogeography is interdisciplinary, and a commonly-voiced concern is that one biogeographer may not readily understand another's research findings. A

Neotropical Diversification: Patterns and Processes

Neotropical Diversification: Patterns and Processes
  • Author : Valentí Rull,Ana Carolina Carnaval
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 30 March 2020
GET THIS BOOKNeotropical Diversification: Patterns and Processes

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the patterns of biodiversity in various neotropical ecosystems, as well as a discussion on their historical biogeographies and underlying diversification processes. All chapters were written by prominent researchers in the fields of tropical biology, molecular ecology, climatology, paleoecology, and geography, producing an outstanding collection of essays, synthetic analyses, and novel investigations that describe and improve our understanding of the biodiversity of this unique region. With chapters on the Amazon and Caribbean forests, the

Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia

Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia
  • Author : David Gower,Kenneth Johnson,James Richardson,Brian Rosen,Lukas Rüber,Suzanne Williams
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 19 July 2012
GET THIS BOOKBiotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia

The flora and fauna of Southeast Asia are exceptionally diverse. The region includes several terrestrial biodiversity hotspots and is the principal global hotspot for marine diversity, but it also faces the most intense challenges of the current global biodiversity crisis. Providing reviews, syntheses and results of the latest research into Southeast Asian earth and organismal history, this book investigates the history, present and future of the fauna and flora of this bio- and geodiverse region. Leading authorities in the field

Paleoecological Research on Easter Island

Paleoecological Research on Easter Island
  • Author : Valentí Rull
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 August 2020
GET THIS BOOKPaleoecological Research on Easter Island

Paleocological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Climate Changes, Deforestation and Cultural Shifts examines the area’s climatic and ecological history, a topic not usually addressed in other literature. The book provides a thorough and synthetic account of all paleoecological works developed to date, including the latest discoveries. Finally, it attempts to match paleoecological evidence with the results of other disciplines creating a multidisciplinary framework. This approach to the field is ideal for researchers, university professors and graduate students

Mesozoic Sea Dragons

Mesozoic Sea Dragons
  • Author : Olivier Rieppel
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 24 April 2019
GET THIS BOOKMesozoic Sea Dragons

An extensive, illustrated study of the ancient fish and marine reptiles who once lived in a tropical lagoon that is now a Swiss mountain. Told in rich detail and with gorgeous color recreations, this is the story of marine life in the age before the dinosaurs. During the Middle Triassic Period (247–237 million years ago), the mountain of Monte San Giorgio in Switzerland was a tropical lagoon. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it boasts an astonishing fossil