Frontiers of Biogeography: New Directions in the Geography of Nature

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Sinauer Associates, 2004 - Science - 436 pages
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Preface; List of Contributors; Introduction: Part I: Paleobiogeography; Introduction; Cenozoic and Mesozoic Paleogeography; Arid Lands Paleobiogeography; Quaternary Biogeography; Biogeography on a Dynamic Earth; Part II: Phylogeography And Diversification; Introduction; The Past and Future Roles of Phylogeography in Historical Biogeography; Range Expansion, Extinction, and Biogeographic Congruence; Reticulations in Historical Biogeography; Part III: Diversity Gradients; Introduction; Beyond Species Richness; The Global Diversity Gradient; Diversity Emerging; Dynamic Hypotheses of Richness on Islands and Continents; Part IV: Marine Biogeography; Introduction; Island Life; A Marine Center of Origin; Pattern and Process in Marine Biogeography; Part V: Conservation Biology; Introduction; How Do Biological Invasions Alter Diversity Patterns? GIS-Based Predictive Biogeography in the Context of Conservation; Applying Species-Area Relationships to the Conservation of Species Diversity; Conservation Biogeography in Oceanic Archipelagoes; Concluding Remarks; References; Index

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MARK V. LOMOLINO is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse. He is cofounder and past President of the International Biogeography Society. Dr. Lomolino received the American Society of Mammalogists Award and serves on the editorial advisory boards for Biological Conservation and Global Ecology and Biogeography.

LAWRENCE R. HEANEY is Curator and Head of the Division of Mammals at The Field Museum in Chicago. Dr. Heaney studies the ecology and evolution of mammals on the islands of Southeast Asia and is currently Vice President of the American Society of Mammalogists.

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