Biogeography, Time, and Place: Distributions, Barriers, and Islands

  • Willem Renema

Part of the Topics In Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Rienk De Jong, Cees Van Achterberg
    Pages 5-44
  3. Stephen K. Donovan, Roger W. Portell, Daryl P. Domning
    Pages 247-273
  4. John de Vos, Lars W. van den Hoek Ostende, Gert D. van den Bergh
    Pages 315-345
  5. E. Gittenberger
    Pages 347-363
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 403-414

About this book

Introduction

Biogeography considers the distribution of biological units over a wide range of scales. The units range from genotypes, populations and species to families and higher taxa. Processes can be local, such as the isolation on islands due to sea-level fluctuations, or large-scale tectonic processes that separates continents and creates oceans. In all processes time is an important factor and by combining data on recent patterns with paleontological data the understanding of the distribution of extant taxa can be improved. This volume focuses on speciation due to isolation in island-like settings, and the evolution of large-scale diversity as the result of origination, maintenance and extinction.

Keywords

Biodiversity Crustacea Fauna Paleontology Zoology development morphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Willem Renema
    • 1
  1. 1.Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum NaturalisThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6374-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6373-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6374-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0275-0120
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