Biodiversity Dynamics: Turnover of Populations, Taxa and Communities

Biodiversity Dynamics: Turnover of Populations, Taxa and Communities

By: James A. Drake (editor), Michael L. McKinney (editor)Hardback

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How will patterns of human interaction with the earth's eco-system impact on biodiversity loss over the long term--not in the next ten or even fifty years, but on the vast temporal scale be dealt with by earth scientists? This volume brings together data from population biology, community ecology, comparative biology, and paleontology to answer this question.

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Michael L. McKinney is professor of geology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. James A. Drake is an associate professor in the Department of Zoology and the Graduate Ecology Program at the University of Tennessee.


Introduction, by Michael McKinneyList of Contributors1. Biodiversity dynamics: Niche preemption and saturation in diversity equilibria, by Michael McKinneyPart I. Phylogenetic Turnover: From Populations Through Higher Taxa2. Do taxa persist as metapopulations in evolutionary time?, by Susan Harrison3. Geographic range fragmentation and the evolution of biological diversity, by Brian Maurer and Phillip Nott4. Detecting ecological pattern in phylogenies, by John Gittleman, C. Anderson, S. Cates, H-K Luh, H. Hilton, N. Leahy, R-L Wan5. Testing models of speciation and extinction with phylogenetic trees of extant taxa, by Jody Hey, Holly Hinton, Nicholas Leahy, Rong-Lin Wang6. Dynamics of diversification in state space, by Daniel W. McShea7. Diversification of body sizes: patterns and processes in the assembly of terrestrial mammal faunas, by Douglas A. Kelt and James H. Brown8. The role of development in evolutionary radiations, by Gunther J. Eble9. Declining taxonomic turnover in geologic time, by Norman GilinskyPart II. Community Turnover: From Populations Through Global Diversity10. Scaling the ecosystem: A hierarchical view of stasis and change, by Kenneth M. Schopf and Linda C. Ivany11. Nested patterns of species distribution: processes and implications, by Alan Cutler12. Diversification of North American mammals: a test of equilibrial dynamics, by John Alroy13. Scales of diversification and the Ordovician radiation, by Arnold I. Miller and Shuguang Mao14. Preston's ergodic conjecture: the accumulation of species in space and time, by Michael L. Rosenweig15. An intermediate disturbance hypothesis of maximal speciation, by Warren Allmon, Paul Morris, Michael McKinney16. Turnover dynamics across ecological and geological scales, by Gareth Russell17. Catastrophic fluctuations in nutrient levels as an agent of mass extinction: upward scaling of ecological processes?, by Ronald E. Martin18. Scale-independent interpretations of macroevolutionary dynamics, by Richard B. Aronson and Roy E. PlotnickReferencesIndex

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  • publication date: 04/11/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780231104142
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9780231104142
  • weight: 908
  • ISBN10: 0231104146

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