Quaternary Ecology Evolution and Biogeography

Written By Valenti Rull
Quaternary Ecology  Evolution  and Biogeography
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 05 March 2020
  • ISBN : 0128204745
  • Pages : 278 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Quaternary Ecology Evolution and Biogeography written by Valenti Rull which was release on 05 March 2020, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography offers an introduction to the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that have shaped our present biosphere under the influence of glacial-interglacial cycles. Written by an ecologist with paleoecological expertise, this book reviews the climactic changes that have occurred during the last 2.6 million years, along with the responses of organisms and ecosystems. It offers an understanding of the evolutionary origin of extant biodiversity, its biogeographical patterns, and the composition of modern ecological communities. In addition, it explores human evolution and the influence of our activities on the biosphere, especially in the last millennia. This book offers the latest information on how studying the past can contribute to our understanding of present climate issues for a better future, and is an ideal resource for researchers and students in the natural sciences. Includes the latest developments in genomics and their relevance within Quaternary evolution Offers a holistic view of the origin of biodiversity patterns and community assembly Discusses the role of climate on human evolution and the ecological consequences for natural systems

Quaternary Ecology Evolution and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology  Evolution  and Biogeography
  • Author : Valenti Rull
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Total pages : 278
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography offers an introduction to the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that have shaped our present biosphere under the influence of glacial-interglacial cycles. Written by an ecologist with paleoecological expertise, this book reviews the climactic changes that have occurred during the last 2.6 million years, ...

Paleoecological Research on Easter Island

Paleoecological Research on Easter Island
  • Author : Valenti Rull
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-08-07
  • Total pages : 298
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Paleocological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Climate Changes, Deforestation and Cultural Shifts examines the area’s climatic and ecological history, a topic not usually addressed in other literature. The book provides a thorough and synthetic account of all paleoecological works developed to date, including the latest discoveries. Finally, ...

The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography

The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography
  • Author : Andrew Millington,Mark Blumler,Udo Schickhoff
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2011-09-22
  • Total pages : 624
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : "A superb resource for understanding the diversity of the modern discipline of biogeography, and its history and future, especially within geography departments. I expect to refer to it often." - Professor Sally Horn, University of Tennessee "As you browse through this fine book you will be struck by the diverse ...

Biodiversity

Biodiversity
  • Author : John Spicer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Our future is closely tied to that of the variety of life on Earth, and yet there is no greater threat to it than us. From population explosions and habitat destruction to climate change and mass extinctions, John Spicer explores the causes and consequences of our biodiversity crisis. In this ...

Island Biogeography

Island Biogeography
  • Author : Robert J. Whittaker,School of Geography Robert J Whittaker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 285
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Work on evolution on islands has a long-established biogeographical pedigree, stretching back to the work of Darwin and Wallace. Research generated ideas, theories, and models which have played a central role in the development of mainstream ecology, evolutionary biology, and biogeography. Island Biogeography is a new textbook, aimed at advanced ...

The Balance of Nature and Human Impact

The Balance of Nature and Human Impact
  • Author : Klaus Rohde
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-14
  • Total pages : 413
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Explores equilibrium and non-equilibrium in undisturbed and disturbed ecological systems, examining how human activities affect the balance/imbalance of nature....

Tropical Rainforests

Tropical Rainforests
  • Author : Eldredge Bermingham,Christopher W. Dick,Craig Moritz
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08
  • Total pages : 745
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Tropical Rainforests looks at the effects of evolutionary histories, past climate change, and ecological dynamics on the origin and maintenance of tropical rainforest communities....

Conservation Biogeography

Conservation Biogeography
  • Author : Richard Ladle,Robert J. Whittaker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-06-09
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : The Earth’s ecosystems are in the midst of an unprecedentedperiod of change as a result of human action. Many habitats havebeen completely destroyed or divided into tiny fragments, othershave been transformed through the introduction of new species, orthe extinction of native plants and animals, while anthropogenicclimate change now threatens ...

Quaternary Extinctions

Quaternary Extinctions
  • Author : Paul S. Martin,Richard G. Klein
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 1989-01-01
  • Total pages : 892
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : What caused the extinction of so many animals at or near the end of the Pleistocene? Was it overkill by human hunters, the result of a major climatic change or was it just a part of some massive evolutionary turnover? Questions such as these have plagued scientists for over one ...

Ecology and Biogeography of Pinus

Ecology and Biogeography of Pinus
  • Author : David M. Richardson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-07-31
  • Total pages : 548
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : A comprehensive review essential for all involved in the management of natural and planted pine forests....

Encyclopedia of the World s Biomes

Encyclopedia of the World   s Biomes
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-06-26
  • Total pages : 3500
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes is a unique, five volume reference that provides a global synthesis of biomes, including the latest science. All of the book's chapters follow a common thematic order that spans biodiversity importance, principal anthropogenic stressors and trends, changing climatic conditions, and conservation strategies for maintaining ...

Biogeography and Ecology of Southern Africa

Biogeography and Ecology of Southern Africa
  • Author : Marinus J.A. Werger,A.C. van Bruggen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 1444
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Southern Africa is certainly not a naturally bounded area so that there are several possibilities for delineating it and concepts about its extent. Wellington* discussed the various possibilities for delineation and suggested that one line stands out more clearly and definitely as a physical boundary than any other, namely the ...

Philosophical Transactions

Philosophical Transactions
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science. All papers are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Published on the 29th of each month, Transactions B is essential reading for all biologists....

Advances in Quaternary Entomology

Advances in Quaternary Entomology
  • Author : Scott Elias
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-08-18
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Advances in Quaternary Entomology addresses the science of fossil insects by demonstrating their immense contribution to our knowledge of the paleoenvironmental and climatological record of the past 2.6 million years. In this comprehensive survey of the field, Scott A. Elias recounts development of scholarship, reviews the fossil insect record from Quaternary ...

Mountains Climate and Biodiversity

Mountains  Climate and Biodiversity
  • Author : Carina Hoorn,Allison Perrigo,Alexandre Antonelli
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-04-30
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0128204745
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Summary : Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity: A comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis for students and researchers Mountains are topographically complex formations that play a fundamental role in regional and continental-scale climates. They are also cradles to all major river systems and home to unique, and often highly biodiverse and threatened, ecosystems. But how ...