Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia
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- David Gower, Natural History Museum, London
- Kenneth Johnson, Natural History Museum, London
- James Richardson, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
- Brian Rosen, Natural History Museum, London
- Lukas Rüber, Natural History Museum, Bern
- Suzanne Williams, Natural History Museum, London
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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.Read more
- 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."
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- Date Published: July 2012
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781139533935
- contains: 78 b/w illus. 32 colour illus. 11 tables
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
Foreword Tony Whitten
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
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