Environmental Biogeography

Paul Ganderton , Paddy Coker

Editura: Prentice Hall
Environmental Biogeography provides a detailed overview of the major topics within biogeography. Divided into three parts the text looks at basic biological and physical processes underlying species distribution, methods and analyses of distribution and human impact on past and present landscapes. By creating a clear framework, the book enables readers to understand how each topic is related to the overall situation, illustrated through a wide range of examples taken from around the world.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins :


    Part one Theoretical aspects of biogeography

    1 What is biogeography

    2 Issues in biogeography

    3 The physical environment

    4 The biological environment

    5 Putting it together: classification, biodiversity and ecosystems

    6 Global patterns in biogeography

    Part two Biogeography in practice

    7 Studying and describing vegetation

    8 Studying animals and their distributions

    9 Responding to conditions: environmental factors and gradients

    10 Quantitative and statistical methods - an introduction

    11 Modelling

    Part three The human dimension in biogeography

    12 Environments under threat: the biogeography of change

    13 Fragile environments: the biogeography of existence

    14 Looking at the past - human impact on biogeography

    15 Environmental change and conservation

    16 Lookin forward - prospects for biogeography

  • Data Publicarii : 2005
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 308
  • ISBN : 9780582318298
137.99 Lei

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