Beginning with a discussion of general characteristics of the area, chapters cover topics such as glacial history, landforms and soils, climate and hydrology, biogeography
, cultural geography, land use issues, and contemporary effects of climate change.
Topics include general biology, collection and preservation methods, morphology, taxonomy, a key to species groups, phylogenetic analysis, and biogeography
The book begins with an introduction covering the classification, biogeography
, host plants, taxonomic history and methods and conventions used.
They specifically discuss genome-based and functional differentiation; the human-microbe coevolutionary continuum, with a focus on mutualism and antagonism; plant-microorganism mutualism; theories related to microbial community dynamics; the species-time relationship for bacteria; and microbial biogeography
Retired from teaching biogeography
and physical geography, Woodward describes and compares the major grassland regions of the world.
The seventeen contributions that make up the main body of the text cover a wide variety of subjects, including the systematic diversity of the pleuronectiformes, distributions and biogeography
of flatfishes, life-history traits in flatfishes, and others.
An introduction summarizes the history of research on the two subfamilies of Nymphalidae in Asia, Danainae and Amathusiinae, and reviews facts on diversity and biogeography
, adult morphological characteristics, genitalia, habitat, behavior, and life cycle.
Woodward (retired, biogeography
and physical geography, Radford U.
Wallace was many things: a land reform theorist, social critic, ofathero of the evolutionary biogeography
, and a writer.
Written by a team consisting of animal nutritionists, veterinary doctors, and academics, the volume explores topics in seven subject areas including species evolution and biogeography
, species accounts, natural history, husbandry, nutrition, health and medical management, and conservation.
Scientists from Europe, the US, and Asia discuss freshwater and marine ostracod genera/species and the ostracod family Entocytherids, including revisions of genera, descriptions of new species, and new studies on biogeography
, ecology, and morphology.
This year's volume contains 22 essays reviewing recent developments and the current status of such topics as native pollinators in anthropogenic habitats, physiological correlates of geographic range in animals, the biogeography
of the Indo-Australian archipelago, the behavioral ecology of nutrient foraging by plants, missing links in integrated land-sea conservation planning, and phylogenetic methods in biogeography
In addition to articles on the conservation of these amazing animals, the book also contains information on the biogeography
of different species, life span, taxonomic descriptions and larval-based phylogenetic analysis.
They cover biogeographical convergence and time-slicing, phylogenetic methods in palaeobiogeography, uncertainties in Phanerozoic global continental reconstructions and their biogeographical implications, boundaries and barriers of North American warm deserts, integrating geographical information systems and phylogenetic biogeography
to assess species-level biogeographic patterns, the family Ptycholepidae as a case study of the palaeobiogeography of Early Mesozoic actinopterygians, and disparity as a complement to taxonomy and phylogeny in biogeographic studies.
The 23 chapters cover topics including: early life histories of marine invertebrates and fishes, Australian biogeography
, estuarine systems, plankton ecology, coral reefs, invasive marine species management and research, and climate change in marine ecosystems, among others.