Evolutionary Biogeography of the Marine Algae of the North Atlantic

  • David J. Garbary
  • G. Robin South
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Philosophical and Methodological Concerns

  3. The Pleistocene and its Aftermath

  4. Evolutionary Ecology and Adaptation

  5. Approaches to Speciation

  6. Kelp Evolution

  7. Taxonomy and Biogeography

  8. Biogeographic Provinces

    1. Ian Tittley, Gordon L. J. Paterson, P. John D. Lambshead, G. Robin South
      Pages 291-322
  9. Evolution of Floras in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 411-431

About these proceedings


Algal systematists, geologists and evolutionary biologists provide a synthesis of the evolutionary biogeography of red, brown, and green algae of the North Atlantic Ocean also considering their relationships with species and genera in the Arctic and Pacific Oceans as well as other subtropical and tropical seas. The history of the Atlantic Basin and its connections to other ocean basins is treated from the geological, paleontological and paleoclimatic perspective. This is contrasted with biogeographic analyses of marine animal systems and the role of plant/animal interactions in evolution. Some of the approaches include traditional systematic studies, cladistic analysis, the experimental evaluation of environment in establishing distribution limits and the application of molecular biology.


Algen Fossilien Paläontologie Systematics algae biogeography biology distribution environment evolution molecular biology ocean oceans paleontology plant

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Garbary
    • 1
  • G. Robin South
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologySt. Francis Xavier UniversityAntigonishCanada
  2. 2.Huntsman Marine Science CentreSt. AndrewsCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75117-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75115-8
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