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Climate change and speciation in neotropical seasonally dry forest plants

R. Toby Pennington, Matt Lavin, Darién E. Prado, Colin A. Pendry, and Susan K. Pell

in Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Historical climate changes have had a major effect on the distribution and evolution of plant species in the neotropics. What is more controversial is whether relatively recent and rapid Pleistocene ... More


Systematics and Phylogeny of Sparganothina and Related Taxa (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Sparganothini)

Bernard Landry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098404
eISBN:
9780520916005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098404.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This work provides a hypothesis of evolutionary relationships within the Neotropical genus Sparganothina, and between this genus and other lineages of Sparganothini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). ... More


Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City

P. A. Buckley, Walter Sedwitz, William J. Norse, and John Kieran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501719615
eISBN:
9781501719622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719615.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This book offers the first quantitative long-term historical analysis of the migratory, winter, and breeding avifaunas of any New York City natural area—Van Cortlandt Park and the adjacent Northwest ... More


Major Biogeographic and Phylogenetic Patterns

James S. Albert, Paulo Petry, and Roberto E. Reis

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter summarizes the major patterns of biodiversity and biogeography in Neotropical freshwaters. It describes latitudinal and altitudinal gradients in species richness and species-area ... More


Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Gordon Frankie (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The beautiful tropical dry forest of northwest Costa Rica, with its highly seasonal rainfall and diversely vegetated landscape, is disappearing even more rapidly than Costa Rica's better-known rain ... More


Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

James Albert (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The fish faunas of continental South and Central America constitute one of the greatest concentrations of aquatic diversity on Earth, consisting of about 10% of all living vertebrate species. This ... More


Breeding Structure of Neotropical Dry-Forest Tree Species in Fragmented Landscapes

James L. Hamrick and Victoria J. Apsit

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter is concerned with plant breeding structure in fragmented landscapes. It first examines the theoretical effects of fragmentation on the genetic composition of forest tree populations. It ... More


The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Douglas Kelt and Deborah Kaspin (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Oliver P. Pearson's studies on mammalian biology remain standard reading for ecologists, physiologists, taxonomists, and biogeographers. Reflecting this, the papers gathered here continue to expand ... More


A Revision of the Genera of Arboreal Echimyidae (Rodentia: Echimyidae, Echimyinae), with Descriptions of Two New Genera

Louise H. Emmons

in Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores the generic-level systematics of the Echimyidae, one of the most diverse families of Neotropical rodents. It analyses the arboreal members of this family and proposes two new ... More


The Biogeography of Marine Incursions in South America

Devin D. Bloom and Nathan R. Lovejoy

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the biogeography of marine incursions in South America. It summarizes evidence for marine incursions into the continental interior during the Miocene period and considers the ... More


Old Species of Neotropical Plecoptera

Claudio G. Froehlich

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098688
eISBN:
9780520943803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines several species of Neotropical Plecoptera stoneflies described in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These include the Gripopteryx tesselata Brauer, Perla luteicollis ... More


The Andes: Riding the Tectonic Uplift

Scott Schaefer

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter provides a biogeographic survey of Andean freshwater fishes and a compilation of the species. It explains the use of multivariate methods of classification and trhe parsimony analysis of ... More


Orchids and Neotropical Pollinators since Darwin’s Time

David W. Roubik

in Darwin's Orchids: Then and Now

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226044910
eISBN:
9780226173641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226173641.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Darwin observed and dissected flowers of Epidendroideae based on greenhouse specimens (Chapter 1 and 8). Observations of the same Neotropical flowers and their visiting bees by Hermann Crüger ... More


Connectivity and Conservation

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the relevance of avian migrant “connectivity” to conservation efforts. “Connectivity” refers to “the degree to which individuals of populations are geographically arranged ... More


Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Bruce D. Patterson and Leonora P. Costa (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

As explorers and scientists have known for decades, the Neotropics harbor a fantastic array of our planet's mammalian diversity, from capybaras and capuchins to maned wolves and mouse opossums to ... More


Habitat, Resource, and Subsistence

James S. Dunbar

in Paleoindian Societies of the Coastal Southeast

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062686
eISBN:
9780813051673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062686.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Habitat is an ecological or environmental area inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other organism. During the late Pleistocene, the Southeast Coastal Plain hosted an unusual mix of ... More


The Frugivory Mutualism

Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress

in The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226253404
eISBN:
9780226023328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023328.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the concepts of convergence and complementarity as they apply to fruit-producing plants and frugivorous animals. It begins with an overview of Neotropical bats and the fruits ... More


Biogeography of Central American Mammals: Patterns and Processes

Ana Laura Almendra and Duke S. Rogers (eds)

in Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Central America contains a disproportionate amount of biodiversity owing to its complex topography and geologic history and its position between the Nearctic and Neotropical realms. The understanding ... More


Introduction to the History and Geography of Neotropical Mammals

Bruce D. Patterson and Leonora P. Costa (eds)

in Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The Neotropics are home to more than 1500 species of living mammals, almost 30% of all extant species. These charismatic organisms include remarkable animals found nowhere else on earth: armadillos ... More


A Molecular View on the Evolutionary History and Biogeography of Neotropical Carnivores (Mammalia, Carnivora)

Eduardo Eizirik (ed.)

in Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter addresses carnivoran diversification in the Neotropics by reviewing recent studies that employed molecular data sets for phylogenetic reconstructions and molecular dating. Most of the ... More


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