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Fundamentals of biogeography

Author: Richard J Huggett
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge fundamentals of physical geography series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Fundamentals of Biogeography presents an accessible, engaging, and comprehensive introduction to biogeography, explaining the ecology, geography, history, and conservation of animals and plants. Starting with an outline of how species arise, disperse, diversify, and become extinct, the book examines how environmental factors (climate, substrate, topography, and disturbance) influence animals and plants;
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Huggett
ISBN: 0415323460 9780415323468 0415323479 9780415323475
OCLC Number: 53900951
Description: xvi, 439 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Introducing biogeography. What is biogeography? --
Biogeographical processes i: speciation, diversification, and extinction --
Biogeographical processes ii: dispersal --
Biogeographical patterns: distributions --
pt. 2. Ecological biogeography. Habitats, environments, and niches --
Climate and life --
Substrate and life --
Topography and life --
Disturbance --
Populations --
Interacting populations --
Communities --
Community change --
pt. 3. Historical biogeography. Dispersal and diversification in the distant past --
Vicariance in the distant past --
Past community change --
pt. 4. Conservation biogeography. Conserving species and populations --
Conserving communities and ecosystems.
Series Title: Routledge fundamentals of physical geography series.
Responsibility: Richard John Huggett.
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Providing an up-to-date introduction to biogeography, this textbook explains where different animals and plants live, examines why, and investigates how populations grow, interact and survive.  Read more...

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