This book presents a regionalization of the Andean region, based on an evolutionary biogeographic approach. Aimed at anyone wishing to understand biogeographic patterns of distribution of Andean plants and animals, the book provides a comprehensive treatment of three subregions, one transition zone, and 16 provinces. Lists of the synonyms and examples of taxa characterizing each area are given, and the relationships between the areas discussed, alongside hypotheses explaining the assembly of different biotas. Several maps illustrate the distribution of particular taxa, as well as area cladograms, diagrams and full-color vegetation profiles.
Theoretical background. Historical background. The Austral kingdom. The Andean region. Subantarctic subregion. Central Chilean subregion. Patagonian subregion. The South American transition zone. References
Juan Morrone is Professor of Biogeography, Systematics, and Comparative Biology at the Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City. He has written extensively on biogeography and led more than 110 graduate and postgraduate courses in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and Spain. He is editor of several journals, e.g., Cladistics (USA), Mastozoología Neotropical (Argentina), Acta Entomológica Chilena (Chile), Zootaxa and Phytotaxa (New Zealand), and Dugesiana, Hidrobiológica, Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, and Acta Zoológica Mexicana (Mexico). He has also published 30 books, including El lenguaje de la cladística (2000, UNAM, Mexico City), Evolutionary biogeography: An integrative approach with case studies (2009, Columbia University Press, New York), Sistemática: Fundamentos, métodos, aplicaciones (2013, UNAM, Mexico City) and Neotropical biogeography: Regionalization and evolution (2017, CRC Press, Boca Raton). Professor Morrone has published about 270 scientific and more than 100 popular papers on biogeography, phylogenetic systematics, evolution, and biodiversity.
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