Biogeography: A Very Short Introduction

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Biogeography: A Very Short Introduction
Authors: Mark V. Lomolino
Year: 2020
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Language: english
ISBN 13: 978-0198850069
ISBN 546198850069
Categorie: Biology
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Biogeography: A Very Short Introduction Mark V. Lomolino
Biogeography is the study of geographic variation in all characteristics of life – ranging from genetic, morphological and behavioural variation among regional populations of a species, to geographic trends in diversity of entire communities across our planet’s sufrace. From the ancient hunters and gatherers to the earliest naturalists, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, and scientists today, the search for patterns in life has provided insights that proved invaluable for understanding the natural world. And many, if not most, of the compelling kaleidoscope of patterns in biological diversity make little sense unless placed in an explicit geographic context. The Very Short Introduction explains the historical development of the field of biogeography, its fundamental tenets, principles and tools, and the invaluable insights it provides for understanding the diversity of life in the natural world. As Mark Lomolino shows, key questions such as where species occur, how they vary from place to place, where their ancestors occurred, and how they spread across the globe, are essential for us to develop effective strategies for conserving the great menagerie of life across our planet. Categories:
Biology
Year:
2020
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Language:
english
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QWJXDWAAQBAJ
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6.39 MB

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