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An Introduction to Applied Biogeography

An Introduction to Applied Biogeography

Tony Whitten
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  • Date Published: May 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521457125


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  • Biogeography is about the geographical distribution, both past and present, of plants, animals and other organisms. In this undergraduate textbook Spellerberg and Sawyer bring a modern and new approach to a developing subject, writing in a lively and sometimes provocative manner. Throughout the text the applications of biogeography in conservation management, economic production, environmental assessment, sustainable use of resources, landscape planning and public health are emphasised. Applications of island biogeography in conservation, the concept of wildlife corridors and the analysis of biogeographical data are all discussed and the role of humans and their cultures in biogeography is explored. The applied approach of this textbook, along with its numerous illustrative examples and figures, make it an interesting introduction to the field for all geography, biology and environmental science students.

    • Emphasis on applied aspects rather than purely descriptive
    • Chapters on data collection, storage and analysis
    • Examples from around the world and includes cultural aspects of biogeography
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    '… a well-written and produced book that takes a broad look at the history and applications of biogeography. T. Markham Puckett, PRISCUM

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521457125
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 158 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 53 b/w illus. 38 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Tony Whitten
    1. Biogeography: the nature of the subject, its history and its applications
    2. Patterns of distribution and biogeographical classifications
    3. Islands
    4. Geological, evolutionary and human impacts on biogeography
    5. Ecological patterns and types of species distribution
    6. Biogeographical information: collection, retrieval and application
    7. Habitat fragmentation
    8. Biogeography of linear landscape features
    9. Future developments
    Appendix I. Glossary
    Appendix II. Addresses of relevant organisations

  • Authors

    Ian F. Spellerberg, Lincoln University, New Zealand

    John W. D. Sawyer, New Zealand Department of Conservation


    Tony Whitten, The World Bank


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