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Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia

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Tony Whitten, D. J. Gower, K. G. Johnson, J. E. Richardson, B. R. Rosen, L. Rüber, S. T. Williams, J. Van Wyhe, R. Hall, R. J. Morley, C. H. Cannon, C. M. Costion, A. N. Muellner, W. J. Baker, T. L. P. Couvreur, C. O. Webb, R. Ree, D. R. Bellwood, W. Renema, G. L. J. Paterson, M. A. Kendall, C. Aryuthaka, N. J. Evans, Y. Monthum, C. Jittanoon, P. Campbell, L. R. Noble, K. M. O'Neill, B. J. Evans, T. Von Rintelen, K. Von Rintelen, M. Glaubrecht, C. D. Schubart, F. Herder, M. De Bruyn, P. B. Mather, G. R. Carvalho, R. M. Brown, B. L. Stuart, V. Nijman, M. Todd, C. R. Shepherd, S. Page, A. Hooijer, J. Rieley, C. Banks, A. Hoscilo, D. Bickford, S. Poo, M. C. Posa
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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107001305

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  • The flora and fauna of Southeast Asia are exceptionally diverse. The region includes several terrestrial biodiversity hotspots and is the principal global hotspot for marine diversity, but it also faces the most intense challenges of the current global biodiversity crisis. Providing reviews, syntheses and results of the latest research into Southeast Asian earth and organismal history, this book investigates the history, present and future of the fauna and flora of this bio- and geodiverse region. Leading authorities in the field explore key topics including palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, biogeography, population genetics and conservation biology, illustrating research approaches and themes with spatially, taxonomically and methodologically focused case studies. The volume also presents methodological advances in population genetics and historical biogeography. Exploring the fascinating environmental and biotic histories of Southeast Asia, this is an ideal resource for graduate students and researchers as well as environmental NGOs.

    • Leading researchers provide reviews, syntheses and results of the latest research into Southeast Asian earth and organismal history
    • Covers a wide range of key topics, including palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, biogeography, population genetics, botany, zoology, conservation biology and evolution
    • Features new methodological developments in population genetics and historical biogeography, offering insight into the latest advances in the field
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    "… I find this book to be a valuable compilation of the latest research on Southeast Asia’s biotic evolution and environmental change, and it would be a useful reference for researchers interested in this topic."
    Lian Pin Koh, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107001305
    • length: 496 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 194 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.27kg
    • contains: 78 b/w illus. 32 colour illus. 11 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Foreword Tony Whitten
    Preface
    1. Introduction D. J. Gower, K. G. Johnson, J. E. Richardson, B. R. Rosen, L. Rüber and S. T. Williams
    2. Wallace, Darwin and Southeast Asia: the real field site of evolution J. Van Wyhe
    3. Sundaland and Wallacea: geology, plate tectonics and palaeogeography R. Hall
    4. A review of the Cenozoic palaeoclimate history of Southeast Asia R. J. Morley
    5. Quaternary dynamics of Sundaland forests C. H. Cannon
    6. The Malesian floristic interchange: plant migration patterns across Wallace's Line J. E. Richardson, C. M. Costion and A. N. Muellner
    7. Biogeography and distribution patterns of Southeast Asian palms W. J. Baker and T. L. P. Couvreur
    8. Historical biogeography inference in Malesia C. O. Webb and R. Ree
    9. Biodiversity hotspots, evolution and coral reef biogeography: a review D. R. Bellwood, W. Renema and B. R. Rosen
    10. Tsunami impacts in the marine environment: review and results from studies in Thailand G. L. J. Paterson, M. A. Kendall, C. Aryuthaka, N. J. Evans, Y. Monthum, C. Jittanoon, P. Campbell, L. R. Noble and K. M. O'Neill
    11. Coalescent-based analysis of demography: applications to biogeography on Sulawesi B. J. Evans
    12. Aquatic biodiversity hotspots in Wallacea – the species flocks in the ancient lakes of Sulawesi, Indonesia T. Von Rintelen, K. Von Rintelen, M. Glaubrecht, C. D. Schubart and F. Herder
    13. Molecular biogeography and phylogeography of the freshwater fauna of the Indo-Australian Archipelago M. De Bruyn, T. Von Rintelen, K. Von Rintelen, P. B. Mather and G. R. Carvalho
    14. Patterns of biodiversity discovery through time: an historical analysis of amphibian species discoveries in the Southeast Asian mainland and adjacent island archipelagos R. M. Brown and B. L. Stuart
    15. Wildlife trade as an impediment to conservation as exemplified by the trade in reptiles in Southeast Asia V. Nijman, M. Todd and C. R. Shepherd
    16. The tropical peat swamps of Southeast Asia: human impacts on biodiversity, hydrology and carbon dynamics S. Page, A. Hooijer, J. Rieley, C. Banks and A. Hoscilo
    17. Southeast Asian biodiversity crisis D. Bickford, S. Poo and M. C. Posa
    Index.

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  • Editors

    David Gower, Natural History Museum, London
    David Gower is a researcher in the Department of Zoology at the Natural History Museum, London. An evolutionary and organismal herpetologist, his studies focus on caecilians, snakes and Triassic diapsid reptiles.

    Kenneth Johnson, Natural History Museum, London
    Kenneth Johnson is a researcher in the Department of Palaeontology at the Natural History Museum, London, studying the long-term biological and environmental history of coral reef ecosystems in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.

    James Richardson, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
    James Richardson is a researcher at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and University of the Andes in Bogotá. He studies the biogeographic history of tropical flowering plants.

    Brian Rosen, Natural History Museum, London
    Brian Rosen is a researcher in the Department of Zoology at the Natural History Museum, London, specialising in ecology, diversity and biogeography of reefs, and coral growth, form and taxonomy.

    Lukas Rüber, Natural History Museum, Bern
    Lukas Rüber is at the Department of Zoology at the Natural History Museum, London. He is an evolutionary biologist studying speciation, adaptive radiation, phylogeography, biogeography and systematics, especially of fishes.

    Suzanne Williams, Natural History Museum, London
    Suzanne Williams is a researcher in the Department of Zoology at the Natural History Museum, London. She studies global, regional and local factors important in shaping tropical marine biodiversity.

    Contributors

    Tony Whitten, D. J. Gower, K. G. Johnson, J. E. Richardson, B. R. Rosen, L. Rüber, S. T. Williams, J. Van Wyhe, R. Hall, R. J. Morley, C. H. Cannon, C. M. Costion, A. N. Muellner, W. J. Baker, T. L. P. Couvreur, C. O. Webb, R. Ree, D. R. Bellwood, W. Renema, G. L. J. Paterson, M. A. Kendall, C. Aryuthaka, N. J. Evans, Y. Monthum, C. Jittanoon, P. Campbell, L. R. Noble, K. M. O'Neill, B. J. Evans, T. Von Rintelen, K. Von Rintelen, M. Glaubrecht, C. D. Schubart, F. Herder, M. De Bruyn, P. B. Mather, G. R. Carvalho, R. M. Brown, B. L. Stuart, V. Nijman, M. Todd, C. R. Shepherd, S. Page, A. Hooijer, J. Rieley, C. Banks, A. Hoscilo, D. Bickford, S. Poo, M. C. Posa

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