A New Island Biogeography of the Sea of Cortes

Hardcover | October 15, 2002

EditorTed J. Case, Martin L. Cody, Exequiel Ezcurra

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This updated and expanded A New Island Biogeography of the Sea of Cortes, first published nearly 20 years ago, integrates new and broader studies encompassing more taxa and more complete island coverage. The present synthesis provides a basis for further research and exploration in upcomingyears of the biologically fascinating Sea of Cortes region. The Gulf region is increasingly being exploited, for its natural resources by way of marine fisheries, and for its stunning natural beauty by way of a burgeoning tourism industry. Further, the region's human population is increasing apace.It is appropriate, therefore, that this volume discusses these evolving circumstances, and the efforts of the Mexican government to regulate and manage them. The new Biogeography includes a section on the conservation issues in the Sea of Cortes, past accomplishments and conservation needs as yetoutstanding. This book should be of strong interest to conservation biologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists more generally.

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This updated and expanded A New Island Biogeography of the Sea of Cortes, first published nearly 20 years ago, integrates new and broader studies encompassing more taxa and more complete island coverage. The present synthesis provides a basis for further research and exploration in upcomingyears of the biologically fascinating Sea of C...

Ted J. Case is at University of California, San Diego. Martin L. Cody is at UCLA.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:690 pages, 6.18 × 9.41 × 1.5 inPublished:October 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195133463

ISBN - 13:9780195133462

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ContributorsI. THE PHYSICAL SCENE1. George E. Lindsay and Iris Engstrand: History of Scientific Exploration in the Sea of Cortes2. Ana Luisa Carreno and Javier Helenes: Geology and Ages of the Islands3. Saul Alvarez-Borrego: Physical OceanographyII. THE BIOLOGICAL SCENE4. Martin L. Cody et al.: Plants5. April M. Boulton and Philip S. Ward: Ants6. Francisco Sanchez Pinero and Rolf L. Aalbu: Tenebrionid Beetles7. Donald A. Thomson and Matthew R. Gilligan: Rocky-Shore Fishes8. Robert W. Murphy and Gustavo Aguirre-Leon: Nonavian Reptiles: Origins and Evolution9. Ted J. Case: Reptiles: Ecology10. Martin L. Cody and Enriqueta Velarde: Land Birds11. Enriqueta Velarde and Exequiel Ezcurra: Breeding Dynamics of Heermann's Gulls12. Timothy E. Lawlor et al.: Mammals13. Gary A. Polis et al.: Island Food WebsIII. THE HUMAN SCENE14. Conrad J. Bahre and Luis Bourillon: Human Impact in the Midriff Islands15. Gary P. Nabhan: Cultural Disperal of Plants and Reptiles16. Exequiel Ezcurra et al.: Ecological ConservationIV. APPENDIXESIndex