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Paleontology in ecology and conservation

Author: Julien Louys
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Springer earth system sciences.
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This, the first book on paleontology to focus specifically on ecology and conservation science, shows how the long-term insights provided in the fossil record inform our understanding of ecosystem  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julien Louys
ISBN: 9783642250378 3642250378 9783642250385 3642250386
OCLC Number: 773019533
Description: x, 273 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Paleontology and ecology : their common origins and later split / David M. Wilkinson --
Ecology needs a paleontological perspective / Julien Louys, David M. Wilkinson, and Laura C. Bishop --
Reconciling scale in paleontological and neontological data : dimensions of time, space, and taxonomy / J. Bret Bennington and Myla F.J. Aronson --
Building links between ecology and paleontology using taphonomic studies of recent vertebrate communities / Anna K. Behrensmeyer and Joshua H. Miller --
Paleoecology in an era of climate change : how the past can provide insights into the future / Melissa I. Pardi and Felisa A. Smith --
The ecology of morphology : the ecometrics of locomotion and macroenvironment in North American snakes / A. Michelle Lawing, Jason J. Head, and P. David Polly --
Biodiversity, paleozoology, and conservation biology / R. Lee Lyman --
Long-term trends in lineage 'health' of the Australian koala (Mammalia, Phascolarctidae) : using paleo-diversity to prioritize species for conservation / Gilbert J. Price --
The past and future of the mammoth steppe ecosystem / Sergey A. Zimov, N.S. Zimov, and F.S. Chapin III --
The future of mammals in Southeast Asia : conservation insights from the fossil record / Julien Louys --
Conservation implications of fossil roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) in southern Africa's Cape Floristic region / J. Tyler Faith --
Paleoecology and conservation paleobiology : future directions / Julien Louys.
Series Title: Springer earth system sciences.
Responsibility: Julien Louys, editor.
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