Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. Topics; Part I. Patterns of Concordance: 2. Qualitative and quantitative approaches; 3. Methodology of quantitative biogeographical classification; 4. Criticism of biogeographical classification; 5. Summary of Part I; Part II. Geographical Trends in Species Richness and Biological Traits: 6. Geographical trends in species richness; 7. Geographical trends in biological traits; 8. Intraspecific trends; Summary of Part II; Part III. Areography: The Analysis of Species Ranges: 9. The anatomy of species ranges; 10. The dynamic structure of species ranges; 11. Population dynamic theories; Summary of Part III; Part IV. Species Ranges and Patterns of Concordance: 12. Discontinuous variation in space and time; 13. The future; References; Author index; Species index; Subject index.
Dynamic Biogeography involves the study of biological patterns and processes on a broad scale both geographically and temporally. This book deals with patterns of concordance, geography trends in species' diversity and biological traits and areography or the analysis of species range.
Biogeography is an increasingly important area for ecology, dynamic biogeography being the study of biological patterns and processes on a broad scale both geographically and temporally. Dynamic Biogeography opens with a survey of the different approaches encountered within the subject. The remainder of the book is arranged into four parts. The first is concerned with patterns of concordance; both quantitative and qualitative classifications are discussed. Geographical trends in species' diversity and biological traits are viewed, with Part 3 leading into areography or the analysis of species ranges. The book is drawn together by an overview of all the scales of variation and a glimpse into the future of biogeography. This book will be of interest primarily to scientists in the fields of ecology and biogeography; but the interdisciplinary approach should appeal to all those involved in the biological sciences.
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