The Sage Handbook of Biogeography

The Sage Handbook of Biogeography

By: Mark Blumler (editor), Glen MacDonald (editor), Udo Schickhoff (editor), Andrew C. Millington (editor)Hardback

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The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography is a manual for scoping the past, present and future of biogeography that enable readers to consider, where relevant, how similar biogeographical issues are tackled by researchers in different 'schools'. In line with the concept of all SAGE Handbooks, this is a retrospective and prospective overview of biogeography that will: * consider the main areas of biogeography researched by geographers * detail a global perspective by incorporating the work of different schools of biogeographers * explore the divergent evolution of biogeography as a discipline and consider how this diversity can be harnessed * examine the interdisciplinary debates that biogeographers are, and are not, contributing to within geography and within the biological sciences. Aimed at an international audience of research students, academics, researchers and practitioners in biogeography, the text will attract interest from environmental scientists, ecologists and biologists and geographers alike.

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Andrew Millington is Professor of Environment at Flinders University, Australia. Mark Blumler is Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, New York. Udo Schickhoff is Professor of Biogeography and Landscape Ecology at the University of Hamburg, Germany.


Situating Contemporary Biogeography - Andrew C. Millington, Mark A. Blumler and Udo Schickhoff PART ONE: REVISITING THEORIES AND CONCEPTS History of Biogeographical Thought - Mark A. Blumler, Anthony Cole, John Flenley and Udo Schickhoff Diversity Theories - Duane A. Griffin Theory in Landscape Ecology and Its Relevance to Biogeography - John A. Kupfer Classification of Biogeographical and Ecological Phenomena - Angelika Schwabe and Anselm Kratchowil The Expanding Role of Phylogeography - Brett R. Riddle The Biogeographic Importance of Pleistocene Refugia - Kathy J. Willis, Shonil A. Bhagwat and Mary E. Edwards PART TWO: EXPLAINING DISTRIBUTIONS, GRADIENTS AND DISTURBANCES Biogeographical Distributions: The Role of Past Environments, Physical Factors, and Biotic Interactions - Udo Schickhoff Biodiversity Gradients - Jens Mutke Explaining Biogeographical Distributions and Gradients: Floral and Faunal Responses to Natural Disturbances - Anke V. Jentsch and Carl Beierkuhnlein Fire and Ecosystem Function - Neal J. Enright Species Response to Contemporary Climate Change - Tim H. Sparks, Annette Menzel, Josep Penuelas and Piotr Tryjanowski PART THREE: RECONSIDERING BIOMES AND ECOSYSTEMS Ecosystem Dynamics of Subpolar and Polar Regions - Ingo Moller and Dietbert Thannheiser Forest Ecosystem Structure and Disturbance Dynamics Across the Circumboreal Forest - Daneil Kneeshaw, Yves Bergeron and Timo Kuuluvainen The Ecosystem Dynamics of Tropical Savannas - Jayalaxshmi Mistry Tropical Forests: Biodiversity and Biogeography - Kenneth R. Young Dynamics of Mountain Ecosystems - Udo Schickhoff Biogeography of Agricultural Environments - Chris Stoate The Biogeography of Built Environments - Clarie Freeman PART FOUR: UTILIZING MAPPING AND MODELING Remote Sensing for Mapping Biogeographical Distributions: Actualities and Potentials - Giles M. Foody and Andrew C. Millington Remote Sensing for Modeling Biogeographic Features and Processes - Joanne M. Nightingale, Stuart R. Phinn and Michael J. Hill Charaterizing Spatial Pattern in Biogeograhical Data - Thomas P. Albright, Monica G. Turner and Jeffrey Cardille Predictive Modeling of Biogeographical Phenomena - Niall GT. Burnside and Stephen Waite Simulation - George P. Malanson Biocomplexity - Stephen J. Walsh, George P. Malanson, Joseph P. Messina, Daniel G. Brown, and Carlos F. Mena PART FIVE: LINKING BIOGEOGRAPHY AND SOCIETY Ethnobotany - Robert Voeks Invasive Species, in Geographical Perspective - Mark A. Blumler Bioindicators for Ecological and Environmental Monitoring - Yordan Uzonov Historical Biogeography as a Basis for the Conservation of Dynamic Ecosystems - Rob Marchant and David M. Taylor Habitat Approaches to Nature Conservation - Geoffrey Hugh Griffiths and Ioannis Vogiatzakis Species Approaches to Conservation in Biogeography - Patrick E. Osborne and Pedro J. Leitao

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/09/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412919517
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781412919517
  • weight: 1157
  • ISBN10: 1412919517

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