Biodiversity Dynamics: Turnover of Populations, Taxa, and Communities

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Michael L. McKinney, James A. Drake
Columbia University Press, Nov 18, 1998 - Science - 552 pages
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How will patterns of human interaction with the earth's eco-system impact on biodiversity loss over the long term--not in the next ten or even fifty years, but on the vast temporal scale be dealt with by earth scientists? This volume brings together data from population biology, community ecology, comparative biology, and paleontology to answer this question.
 

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Contents

Do Taxa Persist as Metapopulations in Evolutionary Time?
19
Detecting Ecological Pattern in Phylogenies
51
Testing Models of Speciation and Extinction with Phylogenetic
70
Dynamics of Diversification in State Space
91
Patterns and Processes in
109
The Role of Development in Evolutionary Radiations
132
Evolutionary Turnover and Volatility in Higher Taxa
162
A Hierarchical View of Stasis and Change
187
Scales of Diversification and the Ordovician Radiation
288
The Accumulation of Species
311
An Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis of Maximal Speciation
349
Turnover Dynamics Across Ecological and Geological Scales
377
Catastrophic Fluctuations in Nutrient Levels as an Agent of Mass
405
ScaleIndependent Interpretations of Macroevolutionary Dynamics
430
REFERENCES
451
INDEX
523

Processes and Implications
212
Equilibrial Diversity Dynamics in North American Mammals
232

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Michael L. McKinney is professor of geology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

James A. Drake is an associate professor in the Department of Zoology and the Graduate Ecology Program at the University of Tennessee.



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