Panbiogeography: Tracking the History of Life
Oxford University Press, Apr 15, 1999 - Science - 240 pages
Biogeography is a diverse subject, traditionally focusing on the distribution of plants and animals at different taxonomic levels, past and present. Modern biogeography also puts emphasis on the ecological character of the world vegetation types, and on the evolving relationship between humans and their environment. Panbiogeography describes a new synthesis of sciences of plant and animal distribution. The book emphasizes that the geographical patterns of animal and plant distribution contribute directly to the understanding and interpretation of evolutionary history. Geographic location is reintroduced as a critical element of both biogeography and evolutionary biology. The authors present chapters exploring the roles of geology, ecology, evolution in panbiogeographic theory, and introduce new methods, modes of classification, and ways of measuring biodiversity.
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The best of the best writing (up to its publishing date) on the connection between drifting continents, evolution, extinction and the relationship between place and life on megascales. Read full review
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Page 193 - Butterflies of the genus Vanessa and of the resurrected genera Bassaris and Cynthia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
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Page 201 - Kavanaugh, DH (1980). Insects of western Canada, with special reference to certain Carabidae (Coleoptera): Present distribution patterns and their origins.
Page 200 - Jones, DL (1990). Synopsis of late Paleozoic and Mesozoic terrane accretion within the Cordillera of western North America.
Page 189 - Craw, RC (1988). Panbiogeography: method and synthesis in biogeography. In Analytical biogeography (ed. AA Myers and PS Giller), pp.