Biogeography: space, time and life

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Wiley, 2003 - Science - 518 pages
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Illustrative examples from recent research publications and "classic" studies are prominently featured throughout the book.
Research techniques are highlighted in "special interest" boxes. Illustrations and descriptions of research techniques are provided with examples such as fire-scars from trees used to reconstruct disturbance, fossil pollen used to reconstruct vegetation change and plant migration, transect and quadrate sampling.
Includes key biogeographical theories that link space and time to the distribution of life. Some of these theories include: 1. Ranges, Reflicts, Refuges, Corridors, Barriers, 2. Centers of Origins, 3. Cladistics, 4. Variance, 5. Island BioGeography, 6. Diversity Theory, 7. Gap Analysis for Conservation.

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User Review  - billsearth - LibraryThing

This college text is clear and detailed. The topics covered are very inclusive of everything that plays a part in shaping both uneven distribution of species and individuals, and in the shaping of the earth's surface by plants and animals. Read full review

Contents

AN INTRODUCTION
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SOME BASICS
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THE PHYSIC A L ENVIRONMENT AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF LIFE
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