Paleobiogeography

  • Bruce S. Lieberman

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 191-208

About this book

Introduction

Biogeography relates the evolution of the Earth's biota to major episodes in the Earth's history such as climatic changes and plate tectonic events. Furthermore, biogeographic patterns have played a prominent role in the development of the theory of evolution. Thus biogeography has the potential to make important contributions to the field of geobiology.
Paleobiogeography emphasizes how analytical techniques from phylogenetic biogeography can be applied to the study of patterns in the fossil record. In doing this, it considers the strengths and weaknesses of paleobiogeographic data, the effects of plate tectonic processes (specifically continental rifting and collision) and changes in relative sea levels in terms of how they influence the evolution and distribution of organisms.

Keywords

biogeography biology development distribution evolution theory of evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce S. Lieberman
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  1. 1.University of KansasLawrenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4161-5
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6867-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4161-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0275-0120
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