Quaternary Ecology Evolution and Biogeography

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  • Author : Valentí Rull
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 278 pages
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Quaternary Ecology Evolution and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology  Evolution  and Biogeography
  • Author : Valentí Rull
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 05 March 2020
GET THIS BOOK Quaternary Ecology Evolution and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography offers an introduction to the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that have shaped our present biosphere under the influence of glacial-interglacial cycles. Written by an ecologist with paleoecological expertise, this book reviews the climactic changes that have occurred during the last 2.6 million years, along with the responses of organisms and ecosystems. It offers an understanding of the evolutionary origin of extant biodiversity, its biogeographical patterns, and the composition of modern ecological communities. In

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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 22 September 2011
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"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

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  • Author : Valenti Rull
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 07 August 2020
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  • Author : Thomas N. Sherratt,David M. Wilkinson
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 19 February 2009
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Why do we age? Why cooperate? Why do so many species engage in sex? Why do the tropics have so many species? When did humans start to affect world climate? This book provides an introduction to a range of fundamental questions that have taxed evolutionary biologists and ecologists for decades. Some of the phenomena discussed are, on first reflection, simply puzzling to understand from an evolutionary perspective, whilst others have direct implications for the future of the planet. All of

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  • Author : Alexandra van der Geer,George Lyras,John de Vos,Michael Dermitzakis
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 14 February 2011
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Evolution on islands differs in a number of important ways from evolution on mainland areas. Over millions of years of isolation, exceptional and sometimes bizarre mammals evolved on islands, such as pig-sized elephants and hippos, giant rats and gorilla-sized lemurs that would have been formidable to their mainland ancestors. This timely and innovative book is the first to offer a much-needed synthesis of recent advances in the exciting field of the evolution and extinction of fossil insular placental mammals. It

Evolution of Island Mammals

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 27 April 2021
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EVOLUTION OF ISLAND MAMMALS Evolution on islands differs in a number of important ways from evolution on mainland areas. Over millions of years of isolation, exceptional and sometimes bizarre mammals evolved on islands, such as pig-sized elephants and hippos, giant rats and gorilla-sized lemurs that would have been formidable to their mainland ancestors. Evolution of Island Mammals, Second Edition, provides an updated and expanded overview of the current knowledge on fossil island mammals worldwide, ranging from the Oligocene to the

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  • Author : John Spicer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 06 May 2021
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  • Author : E. C. Pielou
  • Publisher : Malabar, Fla. : Krieger Publishing Company
  • Release : 01 January 1992
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The biogeographic subdivisions of the earth. Biogeography and continental drift. Evolution, phylogeny, and geographic spread. The quaternary ice age and biogeography. The biogeography of marine organisms. Island biogeography. Geographical ecology. Dispersal, diffusion, and secular migration. Disjunctions. The geography of genes and chromosomes.

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  • Author : Robert J. Whittaker,School of Geography Robert J Whittaker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 26 November 1998
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Work on evolution on islands has a long-established biogeographical pedigree, stretching back to the work of Darwin and Wallace. Research generated ideas, theories, and models which have played a central role in the development of mainstream ecology, evolutionary biology, and biogeography. Island Biogeography is a new textbook, aimed at advanced undergraduates and graduate students. This is the first comprehensive book to be written on the topic since 1981. It provides a much needed synthesis of recent development across the discipline, linking

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 26 November 2021
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  • Author : Valentí Rull,Teresa Vegas-Vilarrúbia,Otto Huber,Celsa Señaris
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 June 2019
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  • Author : David Gower,Kenneth Johnson,James Richardson,Brian Rosen,Lukas Rüber,Suzanne Williams
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 19 July 2012
GET THIS BOOK Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia

The flora and fauna of Southeast Asia are exceptionally diverse. The region includes several terrestrial biodiversity hotspots and is the principal global hotspot for marine diversity, but it also faces the most intense challenges of the current global biodiversity crisis. Providing reviews, syntheses and results of the latest research into Southeast Asian earth and organismal history, this book investigates the history, present and future of the fauna and flora of this bio- and geodiverse region. Leading authorities in the field

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  • Author : Richard Ladle,Robert J. Whittaker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 09 June 2011
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The Earth’s ecosystems are in the midst of an unprecedentedperiod of change as a result of human action. Many habitats havebeen completely destroyed or divided into tiny fragments, othershave been transformed through the introduction of new species, orthe extinction of native plants and animals, while anthropogenicclimate change now threatens to completely redraw the geographicmap of life on this planet. The urgent need to understand andprescribe solutions to this complicated and interlinked set ofpressing conservation issues has lead to the

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  • Author : Paul S. Martin,Richard G. Klein
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release : 01 January 1989
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