The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography

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Andrew Millington, Mark Blumler, Udo Schickhoff
SAGE, Sep 22, 2011 - Science - 624 pages
"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 handbook like this is important for synthesising, situating, explaining and evaluating a large literature, and pointing the reader to informative publications."
- Geographical Research

"A valuable contribution in both a research and teaching context. If you are biologically trained, it provides an extensive look into the geographical tradition of biogeography, covering some topics that may be less familiar to those with an evolution/ecology background. Alternatively, if you are a geography student, researcher, or lecturer, it will provide a useful reference and will be invaluable to the non-biogeographer who suddenly has the teaching of an introductory biogeography course thrust upon them."
- Adam C. Algar, Frontiers of Biogeography

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'. In line with the concept of all SAGE Handbooks, 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
  • Ecplore the divergent evolution of biogeography as a discipline and consider how this diversity can be harnessed
  • Examine the interdisciplinary debates that biogeographers are contributing to within geography and the biological sciences.

Aimed at an international audience of research students, academics, researchers and practitioners in biogeography, the text will attract interest from environmental scientists, ecologists, biologists and geographers alike.

 

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The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography
Andrew Millington, Mark Blumler, Udo Schickhoff - Science - 2011 - 624 pages
"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 handbook like this is important for synthesising, situating, explaining and evaluating a large literature, and pointing the reader to informative publications." - Geographical Research "A valuable contribution in both a research and teaching context. If you are biologically trained, it provides an extensive look into the geographical tradition of biogeography, covering some topics that may be less familiar to those with an evolution/ecology background. Alternatively, if you are a geography student, researcher, or lecturer, it will provide a useful reference and will be invaluable to the non-biogeographer who suddenly has the teaching of an introductory biogeography course thrust upon them." - Adam C. Algar, Frontiers of Biogeography 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'. In line with the concept of all SAGE Handbooks, 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 Ecplore the divergent evolution of biogeography as a discipline and consider how this diversity can be harnessed Examine the interdisciplinary debates that biogeographers are contributing to within geography and the biological sciences. Aimed at an international audience of research students, academics, researchers and practitioners in biogeography, the text will attract interest from environmental scientists, ecologists, biologists and geographers alike.
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Contents

1 Situating Contemporary Biogeography
1
SECTION I Revisiting Theories and Concepts
19
2 History of Biogeographical Thought
23
3 Diversity Theories
43
4 Theory in Landscape Ecology and Its Relevance to Biogeography
57
5 Classification of Biogeographical and Ecological Phenomena
75
6 The Expanding Role of Phylogeography
99
7 The Biogeographical Importance of Pleistocene Refugia
118
17 Dynamics of Mountain Ecosystems
313
18 Biogeography of Agricultural Environments
338
19 The Biogeography of Built Environments
357
SECTION IV Utilizing Mapping and Modelling
373
Actualities and Potentials
377
21 Remote Sensing for Modeling Biogeographic Features and Processes
394
22 Characterizing Spatial Pattern in Biogeographical Data
419
23 Predictive Modeling of Biogeographical Phenomena
435

SECTION II Explaining Distributions Gradients and Disturbances
137
The Role of Past Environments Physical Factors and Biotic Interactions
141
9 Biodiversity Gradients
170
Floral and Faunal Responses to Natural Disturbances
191
11 Fire and Ecosystem Function
212
12 Species Response to Contemporary Climate Change
231
SECTION III Reconsidering Biomes and Ecosystems
243
13 Ecosystem Dynamics of Subpolar and Polar Regions
247
14 Forest Ecosystem Structure and Disturbance Dynamics across the Circumboreal Forest
263
15 The Ecosystem Dynamics of Tropical Savannas
281
Biogeography and Biodiversity
303
24 Simulation
454
25 Biocomplexity
469
SECTION V Linking Biogeography and Society
489
26 Ethnobotany
493
27 Invasive Species in Geographical Perspective
510
28 Bioindicators for Ecological and Environmental Monitoring
528
29 Historical Biogeography as a Basis for the Conservation of Dynamic Ecosystems
544
30 Habitat Approaches to Nature Conservation
562
31 Species Approaches to Conservation in Biogeography
572
Index
587
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Andrew Millington is Professor of Environment at Flinders University, Australia.

Mark Blumler is Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, New York.

Udo Schickhoff is Professor of Biogeography and Landscape Ecology at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

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