Foundations of Biogeography: Classic Papers with Commentaries, Parts 5-8

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Mark V. Lomolino, Dov F. Sax, James H. Brown
University of Chicago Press, Jul 1, 2004 - Science - 1291 pages
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Foundations of Biogeography provides facsimile reprints of seventy-two works that have proven fundamental to the development of the field. From classics by Georges-Louis LeClerc Compte de Buffon, Alexander von Humboldt, and Charles Darwin to equally seminal contributions by Ernst Mayr, Robert MacArthur, and E. O. Wilson, these papers and book excerpts not only reveal biogeography's historical roots but also trace its theoretical and empirical development. Selected and introduced by leading biogeographers, the articles cover a wide variety of taxonomic groups, habitat types, and geographic regions. Foundations of Biogeography will be an ideal introduction to the field for beginning students and an essential reference for established scholars of biogeography, ecology, and evolution.

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John C. Briggs, James H. Brown, Vicki A. Funk, Paul S. Giller, Nicholas J. Gotelli, Lawrence R. Heaney, Robert Hengeveld, Christopher J. Humphries, Mark V. Lomolino, Alan A. Myers, Brett R. Riddle, Dov F. Sax, Geerat J. Vermeij, Robert J. Whittaker
 

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Contents

From Dissertation 11 On the Increase of the Habitable Earth
14
Natural History General and Particular
16
From Observations Made during a Voyage Round the World
19
From Essai Élémentaire de Géographic Botanique
28
From Essay on the Geography of Plants
49
PAPER 6
58
The American Journal of Science and Arts
88
From the Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of HM Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 18391843
109
Phylogenetic Systematics
665
In Systematic Zoology volume 18
672
From Space Time Form The Biological Synthesis
676
Centers of Origin and Related Concepts
691
In Systematic Zoology volume 23
714
A Method of Analysis for Historical Biogeography
718
Diversification
765
From Evolution above the Species Level
775

PAPER 9
118
From Darwiniana Essays and Reviews Pertaining to Darwinism
134
From On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
140
The Geographical Distribution of Animals
164
From The History of Creation or the Development of the Earth and Its Inhabitants by the Action of Natural Causes
178
SCIENCE
194
North American Fauna
202
From Climate and Evolution
234
From Zoogeography of the Sea
245
From An Introduction to Historical Plant Geography
249
Earth History Vicariance and Dispersal
267
From The Origin of Continents and Oceans
277
From Transantarctic Relationships and Their Significance as Evidenced by Chironomid Midges
295
The Quarterly Review of Biology
315
JOURNAL of the WASHINGTON ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
339
THE BEARING OF CERTAIN PALEOZOOGEOGRAPHIC DATA ON CONTINENTAL DRIFT
350
From Biogeography of the Southern End of the World
393
Mammalian Evolution and the Great American Interchange
405
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SUEZ CANALA CENTURY OF LESSEPSIAN MIGRATION RETROSPECT AND VIEWPOINTS
412
Species Ranges
435
PAPER 27
442
From Outline of the History of Arctic and Boreal Biota during the Quarternary Period their evolution during and after the glacial period as indicated ...
450
Index to the Plates
490
Two approaches to zoogeography a study based on the distributions of butterflies birds and bats in the IndoAustralian area
522
From The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants
561
Why Mountain Passes Are Higher in the Tropics
580
Late Pleistocene History of Coniferous Woodland in the Mohave Desert
597
The Late Quaternary vegetational history of the equatorial mountains
605
The Discovery of America
627
4 Revolutions in Historical Biogeography
633
From Transantarctic Relationships and Their Significance as Evidenced by Chironomid Midges
644
From Systematics and the Origin of Species
797
Works Cited
817
From Darwins Finches
819
Area Climate and Evolution
838
Patterns of Taxonomic and Ecological Structure of the Shelf Benthos During Phanerozoic Time
861
Taxonomic Diversity during the Phanerozoic
887
6 The Importance of Islands
911
SPECIES AND AREA
926
Evolution
954
EXPERIMENTAL ZOOGEOGRAPHY OF ISLANDS A TWOYEAR RECORD OF COLONIZATION
969
MAMMALS ON MOUNTAINTOPS NONEQUILIBRIUM INSULAR BIOGEOGRAPHY
973
In Science vol 184
985
THE ISLAND DILEMMA LESSONS OF MODERN BIOGEOGRAPHIC STUDIES FOR THE DESIGN OF NATURAL RESERVES
989
Assembly Rules
1011
From Zoogeography The Geographic Distribution of Animals
1020
COMPETITION AND THE STRUCTURE OF ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES
1025
THE GENERIC RELATIONS OF SPECIES IN SMALL ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES
1040
GRADIENT ANALYSIS OF VEGETATION
1048
From Geographical Ecology Patterns in the Distribution of Species
1106
14 Assembly of Species Communities
1111
THE ASSEMBLY OF SPECIES COMMUNITIES CHANCE OR COMPETITION?
1119
Gradients in Species Diversity Why Are There So Many Species in the Tropics?
1129
AMERICAN SCIENTIST
1139
Species Density of Norm American Recent Mammals
1170
LATITUDINAL GRADIENTS IN SPECIES DIVERSITY A REVIEW OF CONCEPTS
1187
From Geographical Ecology Patterns in the Distribution of Species
1201
Works Cited
1237
VEGETATION OF THE SANTA CATALINA MOUNTAINS ARIZONA V BIOMASS PRODUCTION AND DIVERSITY ALONG THE ELEVATIO...
1238
References
1259
Contributors
1271
Index
1273

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Mark V. Lomolino is an associate professor at the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, and current president of the International Biogeography Society. He is coauthor, with James H. Brown, of Biogeography.

Dov F. Sax is a research biologist and lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and secretary of the International Biogeography Society.

James H. Brown is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico, and past president of the International Biogeography Society. He is author of Macroecology, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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