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Biogeography

Fifth Edition

Mark V. Lomolino, Brett R. Riddle, and Robert J. Whittaker

October 2016

ISBN: 9781605354729

730 pages
Hardback
279x227mm

In Stock

Price: £122.99

Roots the patterns of biological diversity within a geographic context. If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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Description

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.

New to this edition

  • 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.

Table of Contents

    UNIT 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE
    1: The Science of Biogeography
    2: The History and Reticulating Phylogeny of Biogeography
    UNIT 2. THE GEOGRAPHIC AND ECOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF BIOGEOGRAPHY
    3: The Geographic Template: Visualization and Analysis of Biogeographic Patterns
    4: Distributions of Species: Ecological Foundations
    5: The Distribution and Dynamics of Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems
    UNIT 3. BIOGEOGRAPHIC PROCESSES AND EARTH HISTORY
    6: Dispersal and Immigration
    7: Speciation and Extinction
    8: The Changing Earth
    9: Glaciation and Biogeographic Dynamics of the Pleistocene
    UNIT 4. EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF LINEAGES AND BIOTAS
    10: The Geography of Diversification and Regionalization
    11: Reconstructing the Evolutionary History of Lineages
    12: Reconstructing the Geographic History of Lineages and Biotas
    UNIT 5. ECOLOGICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY
    13: Island Biogeography
    14: Areography, Ecogeography, and Macroecology of Continental and Oceanic Biotas
    UNIT 6. CONSERVATION AND THE FRONTIERS OF BIOGEOGRAPHY
    15: Biogeography of Humanity, Biological Diversity, and Conservation Biogeography
    16: From the Foundations to the Frontiers of Biogeography

Additional Resources

The Biogeography Instructor's Resource Library includes all of the textbook's figures (both art and photographs) and tables in electronic format. All images are provided in both JPEG (high- and low-resolution versions) and ready-to-use PowerPoint presentations. The figures have all been formatted and color-enhanced for optimal projection in the classroom.

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