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Biogeography, Time and Place Distributions, Barriers and Islands

ISBN-10: 1402063733

ISBN-13: 9781402063732

Edition: 2007

Authors: Willem Renema

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Biogeography considers the distribution of biological units over a wide range of scales. The units range from genotypes, populations and species to families and higher taxa. Processes can be local, such as the isolation on islands due to sea-level fluctuations, or large-scale tectonic processes that separates continents and creates oceans. In all processes time is an important factor and by combining data on recent patterns with paleontological data the understanding of the distribution of extant taxa can be improved. This volume focuses on speciation due to isolation in island-like settings, and the evolution of large-scale diversity as the result of origination, maintenance and extinction.
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List price: $249.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 9/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Willem Renema: 2002 Ph.D. Free University of Amsterdam2002- present: Researcher at the National Natural History Museum of the Netherlands. Dr. Renema is an expert on the (paleo)ecology of large benthic foraminifera in Southeast Asia and the processes leading to the origination and maintenance of high diversity in the Indo-West Pacific.

Contributors
Introduction
Global Disjunctions and Flying Insects
Introduction
Conjecture and evidence
Evolution of continents
Butterflies (Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea)
Hymenoptera
Discussion
Acknowledgements
References
Zoogeography of Freshwater Invertebrates of Southeast Asia, with Special Reference to Odonata
Introduction
History of aquatic invertebrates
Geological history of Southeast Asia
Distribution patterns
Discussion
Acknowledgments
References
Distribution and Speciation of Megapodes (Megapodiidae) and Subsequent Development of their Breeding Behaviour
Introduction
Megapode phylogenies and other relevant publications
Possible scenario of current distribution and breeding strategies
Acknowledgements
References
The Influence of Land Barriers on the Evolution of Pontoniine Shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda) Living in Association with Molluscs and Solitary Ascidians
Introduction
Pontoniine shrimps
Processes
Distributional patterns
References
Delineation of the Indo-Malayan Centre of Maximum Marine Biodiversity: The Coral Triangle
Introduction
The Indo-West Pacific Region
A triangular Indo-West Pacific biodiversity hotspot?
Marine biodiversity patterns among various taxa
Processes affecting marine biodiversity
Conclusions
Acknowledgements
References
Fauna Development of Larger Benthic Foraminifera in the Cenozoic of Southeast Asia
Introduction
Genera included
The East Indian letter classification
Correlation to plankton formainifera zonal schemes and European stage names
Remarks on some stratigraphic occurrences
Generic diversity of the Indo-West Pacific as compared to Europe
Regional distribution and fauna provinces
Conclusions
References
The Role of Spain in the Development of the Reef Brachiopod Faunas During the Carboniferous
Introduction
The Cantabrian Mountains
Discussion of the brachiopod faunas from the Cantabrian Mountains
Relation with other areas
Conclusions
Acknowledgements
References
Contrasting Patterns and Mechanisms of Extinction during the Eocene-Oligocene Transition in Jamaica
Introduction
Tectonics and palaeogeography
Marine environment
Terrestrial environment
Discussion
Conclusions
Acknowledgements
References
Long-Lived Lake Molluscs as Island Faunas: A Bivalve Perspective
Introduction
Corbulid radiations in Miocene Lake Pebas (Western Amazonia)
An overview of long-lived lake bivalve radiations
Discussion
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
Patterns in Insular Evolution of Mammals: A Key to Island Palaeogeography
Introduction
Gargano, island faunas on the present mainland
The Greek Isles, a developing archipelago
Southeast Asia
Observations and remarks
Acknowledgements
References
Islands from a Snail's Perspective
Introduction
Land surrounded by water
Highlands surrounded by lowlands
Stable versus varying temperature, humidity, and light conditions
Calcareous surrounded by non-calcareous soils or rocks
Discussion
Acknowledgements
References
Morphological and Genetical Differentiation of Lizards (Podarcis bocagei and P. hispanica) in the Ria de Arosa Archipelago (Galicia, Spain) resulting from Vicariance and Occasional Dispersal
Introduction
Material and methods
Results
Discussion
Acknowledgements
References
Index