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Panbiogeography : tracking the history of life

Author: R C Craw; John R Grehan; Michael J Heads
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford biogeography series, 11.
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"The authors show how geographical patterns of animal and plant distribution contribute directly to understanding and interpreting evolutionary history. They also make a case for reinstating geography as a critical element in evolutionary biology. An innovative exploration of the roles of geology, ecology, and evolution in biogeography, this book includes new methods, modes of classification, and ways of measuring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Craw, R.C. (Robin C.).
Panbiogeography.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 97041638
(OCoLC)37682692
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R C Craw; John R Grehan; Michael J Heads
ISBN: 9780195360691 0195360699
OCLC Number: 666991396
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: What is panbiogeography? --
Life as a geological layer: panbiogeography and the Earth sciences --
Ecology, history, and the panbiogeography of Africa --
Mapping the trees of life: panbiogeography, phylogenetic systematics, and evolutionary processes --
Tracking the trees of life: line, map, and matrix --
Toward a new regional biogeography: the revival of biogeographical classification --
Tracks, nodes, biodiversity, and conservation.
Series Title: Oxford biogeography series, 11.
Responsibility: Robin C. Craw, John R. Grehan, and Michael J. Heads.
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Panbiogeography is a theoretical approach to biogeography, related to vicariance or cladistic biogeography. This work seeks to present a synthesis of the sciences of plant and animal distribution,  Read more...

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