Dynamic Biogeography

Voorkant
Cambridge University Press, 13 aug. 1992 - 249 pagina's
Biogeography is an increasingly important area for ecology, dynamic biogeography being the study of biological patterns and processes on a broad scale both geographically and temporally. In this book, the spatial patterns and processes studied in dynamic biogeography are presented from an ecological perspective. Dynamic Biogeography opens with a survey of the different approaches encountered within the subject. The remainder of the book is arranged into four parts. The first is concerned with patterns of concordance; both quantitative and qualitative classifications are discussed. Geographical trends in species' diversity and biological traits are viewed, with Part 3 leading into areography or the analysis of species ranges. The book is drawn together by an overview of all the scales of variation and a glimpse into the future of biogeography.
 

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Introduction
1
Topics
7
Patterns of concordance
23
Qualitative and quantitative approaches
25
Methodology of quantitative biogeographical classification
32
Criticism of biogeographical classification
54
Classification and ordination
64
Summary of Part 1
78
Intraspecific trends
116
Summary of Part 2
125
Areography the analysis of species ranges
127
The anatomy of species ranges
129
The dynamic structure of species ranges
169
Population dynamic theories
185
Summary of Part 3
194
Species ranges and patterns of concordance
197

Geographical trends in species richness and biological traits
81
Geographical trends in species richness
83
Geographical trends in biological traits
103
Discontinuous variation in space and time
199
The future
216
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