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Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria

ISBN-10: 1402044178

ISBN-13: 9781402044175

Edition: 2007

Authors: Victor Fet, Alexi Popov

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The book includes 22 chapters by 28 authors united by the single theme: biogeography and ecology of Bulgaria. From the single-celled organisms in the Black Sea sand to the endemic cave crustaceans, from the mountain glacial relict insects to the most diverse bird fauna in Europe, the unique fauna of Bulgaria has been a subject of study of mostly Bulgarian zoologists for more than a century. This is the first monograph in English broadly addressing all vertebrate and many key invertebrate groups of Bulgaria, their faunistics, origin, geographical and ecological distribution, and conservation issues are addressed by the experts on each group.
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Book details

List price: $499.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 6/21/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 687
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Victor Fet is Professor of Biology at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.

Contributors
Notes from the Editors
Introduction
References
Terrestrial Mammals in Bulgaria: Zoogeographical and Ecological Patterns of Distribution
Introduction
Material and Methods
Results
Discussion
Appendix 1
References
Fauna, Zoogeography, and Ecology of Birds in Bulgaria
Introduction
Material and
Exploration of the Bulgarian Avifauna
Historical Formation of the Bulgarian Avifauna
Composition and Changes of the Recent Avifauna
Importance of the Bulgarian Territory for the Migration and Wintering of the European Birds
Important Bird Areas
Spatial Differentiation of the Recent Avifauna: Characteristic Bird Communities of the Main Landscapes (Ordination-Correspondence Analysis)
Classification of Avian Assemblages: Two-way Indicator Species Analysis
Zoogeographical Types
References
Amphibians and Reptiles of Bulgaria: Fauna, Vertical Distribution, Zoogeography, and Conservation
Introduction
Brief History of the Herpetological Research in Bulgaria
Species Composition and Distribution
Altitudinal Distribution
Zoogeographical Analysis of the Herpetofauna of Bulgaria
Conservation of the Bulgarian Herpetofauna
Acknowledgments
References
Fauna and Distribution of Fishes in Bulgaria
Introduction
Material and Methods
Discussion
Conclusions
References
Fauna and Zoogeography of Marine, Freshwater, and Terrestrial MoIIusks (Mollusca) in Bulgaria
Introduction
Material and Methods
Black Sea Mollusks
Freshwater Mollusks
Terresniat Mollusks
Molluskstin the Bulgarian Mountains
References
Fauna, Ecology, and Zoogeography of Dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) of Bulgaria
Fauna
Ecology
Zoogeography
Distribution Patterns in Bulgaria
Phenology
Habitat Classification
References
Fauna and Zoogeography of the Orthopterid Insects (Embioptera, Dermaptera, Mantodea, Blattodea, Isoptera, and Orthoptera) in Bulgaria
Introduction
Faunistic Diversity
Distribution of Species
Zoogeography
Acknowledgments
References
Biogeography of the Endemic Carabidae (Coleoptera) in the Central and Eastern Balkan Peninsula
Introduction
Area Studied
Study Goals
Material and Methods
Faunal Features
Descriptive Biogeography
Causal Biogeography
Regional Division Based on Taxonomic, Macrohabitat, and Biogeographical Structure of Endemic Balkan Carabidae
Acknowledgments
References
Fauna and Zoogeography of Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Bulgaria
Introduction
Methods
Zoogeographical Position and Connections of the Buprestid Fauna of Bulgaria
Zoogeographical Characteristics of the Bulgarian Buprestid Fauna
Regional Faunistic and Zoogeographical Characteristics
Trends in the Recent Formation of the Bulgarian Buprestid Fauna
References
Fauna and Zoogeography of Myriapoda in Bulgaria
Introduction
History of Bulgarian Myriapod Studies
Fauna of Myriapoda
Zoogeographic Aspects
Ecological Aspects
Main Gaps in Knowledge
Acknowledgments
References
Fauna and Zoogeography of Scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones) in Bulgaria
Introduction
Material and Methods
Fauna and Zoogeography
Further Research
Acknowledgments
References
Spatial Niches of Opiliones (Arachnida) from Vitosha Mountains, Bulgaria
Introduction
Material and Methods
Result and Discussion
Acknowledgments
References
Fauna and Zoogeography of Spiders of the Family Linyphiidae (Araneae) in Bulgaria
Introduction
Study Area and Materials
Species Composition
Zoogeographical Analysis
Vertical Distribution
Discussion and Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
Fauna and Zoogeography of Wolf Spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae) in Bulgaria
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Species Composition and Zoogeography
Discussion
Acknowledgments
References
Haplogyne Spiders (Araneae) in Bulgaria: Faunistic and Zoogeographical Analysis
Introduction
Study Area and Materials
Species Composition
Zoogeographical Analysis
Vertical Disuibution
Acknowledgments
References
Terrestrialfcave Animals in Bulgaria
Introduction
Karst and Caves in Bulgaria
History of Biospeleological Studies of Bulgarian Cave Animals
Survey of Terrestrial Cave Animals in Bulgaria
Zoogeographical Analysis of the Terrestrial Cave Fauna in Bulgaria
Endemics in the Cave Fauna of Bulgaria
Relicts in the Cave Fauna of Bulgaria
References
Stygofauna of the Fresh Waters in Bulgaria
Introduction
Species Diversity and Distribution
Endemism
Origin
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
Biodiversity and Ecology of the Bulgarian Black Sea Invertebrates
Introduction
Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
Animal Biodiversity
References
Testate Amoebas and Monothalamous Foraminifera (Protozoa) from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
Introduction
The Marine Supralittoral as a Habitat
Biodiversity of the Marine Interstitial Testate Amoebas and Foraminifera
Morphological Adaptations to the Marine Interstitial Habitat
Ecology of the Marine Interstitial Testate Amoebas and Foraminifera
References
Florogeographical Elements and Evolutionary Trends in the Bulgarian Flora
Position of Bulgaria in the European Continent and the Balkan Peninsula
Taxonomic Richness and Structure of the Bulgarian Flora
Florogeographical Elements in Bulgaria
Centers of Speciation and Evolutionary Trends in the Bulgarian Flora
References
Vegetation and Phytogeography: A Brief Characteristic
Vegetation and Phytogeography
Human Influence on Vegetation in Bulgaria
References
Landscapes and Climate of Bulgaria
Introduction
Classification of Landscapes
Characterization of Landscapes
References
Systematic Index