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Biogeography: A Very Short Introduction

Mark V. Lomolino

July 2020

ISBN: 9780198850069

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Biogeography is the study of geographical variation in all characteristics of life, from genetic variation and differences in behaviour in species across regions, to geographic trends in diversity of whole communities. This book explains the key role played by geographical context in understanding the natural world.

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Biogeography is the study of geographical variation in all characteristics of life, from genetic variation and differences in behaviour in species across regions, to geographic trends in diversity of whole communities. This book explains the key role played by geographical context in understanding the natural world.

  • Explains how our ability to place life in an explicit geographic context is key to understanding the natural world
  • Shows how the tools of biogeography are essential for us to develop effective strategies for conserving the great menagerie of life across our planet
  • Explains how the geological and evolutionary history of our planet are interconnected
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Mark V. Lomolino, Professor of Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Mark V. Lomolino is a Professor of Biology at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. He teaches courses on the Diversity of Mammals and the Geography of Nature, and conducts research in biogeography and the conservation of vertebrates, especially those occurring on islands or island-like systems. Lomolino was a co-founder of the International Biogeography Society and its second president, and has co-authored numerous books on biogeography, including Foundations of Biogeography (University of Chicago Press, 2004), Frontiers of Biogeography (Sinauer Associates, 2004), and Biogeography (Sinauer/OUP, 2017), which is in its fifth edition.

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of illustrations
    1:Biological diversity and the geography of nature
    2:Dynamics maps of a dynamic planet
    3:Geography of diversification
    4:Retracing evolution across space and time
    5:The geography of biological diversity
    6:Macroecology and the geography of micro-evolution
    7:The geographic and ecological advance of humanity
    Further reading
    Index

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