Foundations of Biogeography: Classic Papers with Commentaries, Parts 1-4

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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.

List of Contributors
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

54
2
42
8
Excerpts from Dissertation II On the Increase of the Habitable Earth
14
Excerpt from Essai Elementaire de Geographic Botanique
28
5
49
72
57
Edward Forbes 1844
58
11
140
Platnick and Gareth J Nelson 1978
732
43
748
PART FIVE
779
Excerpt from Evolution above the Species Level
789
45
804
Ernst Mayr 1942
811
55
816
46
833

12
148
Alfred Russel Wallace 1876
164
13
178
14
194
15
202
William Diller Matthew 1915
234
PART
267
30
272
Alfred Wegener 1924
277
20
283
Lars Brundin 1966
295
Sherwin Carlquist 1966
315
22
333
An Equilibrium Theory of Insular Zoogeography
336
George Gaylord Simpson 1940
339
24
404
25
419
Francis Dov For 1971
426
PART THREE
449
Holloway and Nicholas Jardine 1968
451
31
556
Charles S Elton 1958
575
32
594
33
607
John R Flenley 1979
628
35
641
VickiA Funk
647
Excerpt from Transantarctic Relationships and Their Significance
658
37
679
38
686
40
705
41
720
Gareth J Nelson 1974
728
47
852
49
898
Jiirgen Haffer 1969
908
51
915
PART
931
Daniel S Simberloff and Edward O Wilson 1970
936
53
947
488510
970
56
989
Diamond 1974
1003
7
1027
61
1041
James Dwight Dana 1853
1042
Carrington Bonsor Williams 1947
1056
64
1107
58
1120
Robert H Whittaker and William A Niering 1975
1121
Robert H MacArthur 1972
1122
Diamond 1975
1127
Chance or Competition?
1135
8
1145
Biomass Production and Diversity along the Elevation Gradient
1152
67
1155
68
1168
George Gaylord Simpson 1964
1186
Eric R Pianka 1966
1203
71
1215
References
1275
Lessons of Modern Biogeographic Studies
1277
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker 1853
1279
Index
1289
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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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