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Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel B. Araújo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book provides a first synthetic view of an emerging area of ecology and biogeography, linking individual- and population-level processes to geographic distributions and biodiversity patterns. ... More


Zooplankton and zoobenthos in high-latitude water bodies

Milla Rautio, Ian A.E. Bayly, John A.E. Gibson, and Marjut Nyman

in Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213887
eISBN:
9780191707506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

The biodiversity of zooplankton and zoobenthos decreases towards high latitudes, though the two poles have different species compositions despite environmental similarities in temperature, habitat ... More


Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

Jonathan S. Friedlaender (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195300307
eISBN:
9780199790142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300307.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The broad arc of islands north of Australia, extending from Indonesia east towards the central Pacific, is home to a set of human populations whose diversity is unsurpassed elsewhere. Approximately ... More


Linking Niches with Evolutionary Processes

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel Bastos Araújo

in Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines how the process of ecological niche evolution and diversification helps us better understand ecology, biogeography, and biodiversity. It first considers how species respond to ... More


Introduction

Jonathan S. Friedlaender

in Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195300307
eISBN:
9780199790142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300307.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This introductory chapter describes the outline, focus, and themes of the book. The book describes the genetic and linguistic diversity in the key region of Northern Island Melanesia. Recurrent ... More


Biodiversity and biogeography

Peter Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568704
eISBN:
9780191717536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568704.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the intersecting questions of biodiversity and biogeography: what determines the diversity and distribution of mangrove and seagrass species throughout the world? Topics covered ... More


The savannah community and its conservation

Bryan Shorrocks

in The Biology of African Savannahs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570660
eISBN:
9780191717680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570660.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter looks at energy flow through the community (primary and secondary production) and food web dynamics. It includes a brief examination of the diversity-stability idea. A detailed flow ... More


Biogeography

Brian L. Fisher

in Ant Ecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199544639
eISBN:
9780191720192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544639.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

The present‐day distribution of ants reflects the influence of geography, geology, and climate on the origin, diversification, and spread of a lineage. Though the process is complex and often ... More


Introduction

Lynne R. Parenti and Malte C. Ebach

in Comparative Biogeography: Discovering and Classifying Biogeographical Patterns of a Dynamic Earth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259454
eISBN:
9780520944398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259454.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Biogeography is a naturally integrative field of study that helps explore data on the diversity, phylogeny, and distribution of organisms to reveal the biological and geographical history of Earth. ... More


The Biology of Deserts

David Ward

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology, and adopts a strong evolutionary focus. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in the book ... More


The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. Growing from the seafloor and extending along the ocean surface in lush canopies, ... More


Costa Rican Ecosystems

Maarten Kappelle (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The first book to deal in an integrated manner the full range of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems that occur in Costa Rica, Costa Rican Ecosystems provides an overview of Costa Rica’s ... More


From Lineage to Biogeography

Justin E. H. Smith

in Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter turns to François Bernier's contribution to the history of racial thinking. This French physician and traveler is often credited with being the key innovator of the modern race concept. ... More


Coda

James G. Sanderson and Stuart L. Pimm

in Patterns In Nature: The Analysis of Species Co-Occurrences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226292724
eISBN:
9780226292861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292861.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

We find the patterns intriguing for several reasons. This is not because we are surprised by competition as a process. There is abundant evidence that similar species compete. What is interesting is ... More


From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli (New York): Populations, Subspecies, and Geographic Variation in Ornamental Coloration

Geoffrey E. Hill

in A Red Bird in a Brown Bag: The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195148480
eISBN:
9780199893683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148480.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents the biogeography of the House Finches, which has an extensive range across North America. House Finches were accidentally established by people on the east coast in the mid-20th ... More


The Future of Biogeography

Lynne R. Parenti and Malte C. Ebach

in Comparative Biogeography: Discovering and Classifying Biogeographical Patterns of a Dynamic Earth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259454
eISBN:
9780520944398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259454.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This concluding chapter presents the vision for a global biogeography, arguing that biogeography is a Big Science which deserves the attention and resources given to other large-scale, global ... More


History and Development of Comparative Biogeography

Lynne R. Parenti and Malte C. Ebach

in Comparative Biogeography: Discovering and Classifying Biogeographical Patterns of a Dynamic Earth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259454
eISBN:
9780520944398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259454.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Systematic biogeography, the discovery of classification of regions based on biotic area homologies, is a newly emerging method of biogeography that bridges phylogenetic and distribution patterns. ... More


The Biology of Deserts

David Ward

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology and adopts a strong evolutionary and applied focus. Deserts are defined by their arid conditions. Deserts are widespread ... More


Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Michael Heads

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271968
eISBN:
9780520951808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271968.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Molecular studies have revealed highly ordered geographic patterns in plant and animal groups, and this book discusses examples from the tropics. During evolution, phases of community immobilism that ... More


Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Jaboury Ghazoul

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199639656
eISBN:
9780191827167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639656.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Asian tropical forests are among the most diverse on the planet, a richness that belies the fact that they are dominated by a single tropical tree family, the Dipterocarpaceae. Many other families ... More


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