Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press.
Biogeography provides an insightful and integrative explanation of how geographic variation across terrestrial and marine environments has influenced the fundamental processes of immigration, extinction, and evolution to shape species distributions and nearly all patterns of biological diversity. It is an empirically and conceptually rich text that illustrates general patterns and processes using examples from a broad diversity of life forms, time periods and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
- Enhanced presentation and integration of all subjects, conceptual models, and descriptions of empirical patterns and their applications for understanding and conserving the geography of biological diversity.
- The use of color illustrations has been evaluated and optimized for colorblind readers.
- Numerous new illustrations reflecting recent advances in visualizing the geography of nature have been added.
- The books pedagogy is enhanced with alternative presentations of key concepts, persistent themes, and biogeographic principles presented in boxes throughout the text.
About the Author(s)
Mark V. Lomolino, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Brett R. Riddle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Robert J. Whittaker, University of Oxford
Mark V. Lomolino is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. His research and teaching focus on biogeography, community ecology, and conservation of biological diversity. He is a cofounder and past President of the International Biogeography Society. Dr. Lomolino received the American Society of Mammalogists Award
for his dissertation studies on the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of insular mammals.
Brett R. Riddle is a Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research focuses primarily on the history of biodiversity in western North America, with ongoing projects including: historical assembly of the warm desert biotas; phylogeography of Great Basin cold desert and montane island biotas; and molecular systematics and biogeography of a diverse cadre of North American rodent groups. He is a cofounder and past President of the International Biogeography Society.
Robert J. Whittaker is Professor of Biogeography in the
School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford and holds a part time Professorial position at the Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate in the University of Copenhagen. He is a cofounder and past President of the International Biogeography Society. He is coauthor of Island Biogeography: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation (OUP, 2007). His research interests span island biogeography, diversity theory, macroecology, and conservation biogeography.