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Fundamentals of Biogeography : Routledge Fundamentals of Physical Geography Series - Richard John Huggett

Fundamentals of Biogeography

Routledge Fundamentals of Physical Geography Series

Paperback Published: 22nd July 2004
ISBN: 9780415323475
Number Of Pages: 456

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Fundamentals of Biogeography presents an accessible, engaging and comprehensive introduction to biogeography, explaining the ecology, geography, history and conservation of animals and plants. Starting with an outline of how species arise, disperse, diversify and become extinct, the book examines: how environmental factors (climate, substrate, topography, and disturbance) influence animals and plants; investigates how populations grow, interact and survive; how communities form and change; and explores the connections between biogeography and conservation.
The second edition has been extensively revised and expanded throughout to cover new topics and revisit themes from the first edition in more depth. Illustrated throughout with informative diagrams and attractive photos and including guides to further reading, chapter summaries and an extensive glossary of key terms, Fundamentals of Biogeography clearly explains key concepts in the history, geography and ecology of life systems. In doing so, it tackles some of the most topical and controversial environmental and ethical concerns including species over-exploitation, the impacts of global warming, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity loss and ecosystem restoration.

Introducing Biogeography
What is Biogeography?
Biogeographical Processes I: Speciation, Diversification and Extinction
Biogeographical Proccesses II: Dispersal
Biogeographical Patterns: Distributions
Ecological Biogeography
Habitats, Environments and Niches
Climate and Life
Substrate and Life
Topography and Life
Interacting Populations
Community Change
Historical Biogeography
Dispersal and Diversification in the Distant Past
Vicariance in the Distant Past
Past Community Change
Conservation Biogeography
Conserving Species and Populations
Conserving Communities and Ecosystem
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ISBN: 9780415323475
ISBN-10: 0415323479
Series: Routledge Fundamentals of Physical Geography Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 22nd July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.89 x 18.92  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition