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Biogeography and Evolution in New Zealand provides the first in-depth treatment of the biogeography of New Zealand, a region that has been a place of long-enduring interest to ecologists, evolutionary scientists, geographers, geologists, and scientists in related disciplines. It ...serves as a key addition to the contemporary discussion on regionalization-how is New Zealand different from the rest of the world? With what other areas does it share its geology, history, and biota? Do new molecular phylogenies show that New Zealand may be seen as a biological 'parallel universe' within global evolution?Read more
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Biogeography is the study of the distribution of species and ecosystems in geographic space and through geological time. It is an integrative field of inquiry that unites concepts and information from ecology, evolutionary biology, and other biological sciences as well as geograp...hy and geology. This book provides the first in-depth treatment of the biogeography of New Zealand, a region that has been a place of long-enduring interest to ecologists, evolutionary scientists, geographers, geologists, and scientists in related disciplines.Read more
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Provides an alternative view of distributional history in which groups are older than suggested by fossils and fossil-calibrated molecular clocks. This title discusses possible causes for the endemism of high-level taxa in tropical America and Madagascar, and overlapping clades i...n South America, Africa, and Asia.Read more
A fascinating analysis of the main patterns of distribution and evolution of the Australasian biota.
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