Biogeography, Time and Place: Distributions, Barriers and Islands by Willem RenemaBiogeography, Time and Place: Distributions, Barriers and Islands by Willem Renema

Biogeography, Time and Place: Distributions, Barriers and Islands

EditorWillem Renema

Paperback | November 20, 2010

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This book offers exchanges between the fields of paleontology and zoology as patterns of biodiversity have long attracted the attention of both biologists and paleontologists. It covers the development of isolated island faunas, paleogeography and zoomorphology. The book shows that patterns are not always what they seem if looked at without a spatial or temporal reference.
Willem Renema: 2002 Ph.D. Free University of Amsterdam 2002- present: Researcher at the National Natural History Museum of the Netherlands. Dr. Renema is an expert on the (paleo)ecology of large benthic foraminifera in Southeast Asia and the processes leading to the origination and maintenance of high diversity in the Indo-West Pac...
Title:Biogeography, Time and Place: Distributions, Barriers and IslandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:428 pagesPublished:November 20, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048176182

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Table of Contents

1 . Global Disjunctions and Flying InsectsRienk de Jong and Cees van Achterberg2 . Zoogeography of Freshwater Invertebrates of Southeast Asia, with special Reference to OdonataJan van Tol and Dirk Gassmann3 . Distribution and speciation of megapodes (Megapodiidae) and subsequent development of their breeding behaviourRené W.R.J. Dekker 4 . The Influence of Land Barriers on the Evolution of Pontoniine Shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda) living in Association with Molluscs and Solitary AscidiansCharles H.J.M. Fransen5 . Delineation of the Indo-Malayan Centre of Maximum Marine Biodiversity: the Coral TriangleBert W. Hoeksema6 . Fauna Development of Larger Benthic Foraminifera in the Cenozoic of Southeast AsiaWillem Renema7 . The role of Spain in the development of the reef brachiopod faunas during the CarboniferousCor F. Winkler Prins8 . Contrasting Patterns and Mechanisms of Extinction during the Eocene-Oligocene Transition in JamaicaStephen K. Donovan, Roger W. Portell, and Daryl P. Domning9 . Long-lived lake molluscs as island faunas: a bivalve perspectiveFrank P. Wesselingh10 . Patterns in insular evolution of mammals: a key to island palaeogeographyJohn de Vos, Lars W. van den Hoek Ostende, and Gert D. van den Bergh11 . Islands from a snail's perspectiveE. Gittenberger12 . Morphological and genetical differentiation of lizards (Podarcis bocagei and P. hispanica) in the Ria de Arosa archipelago (Galicia, Spain) resulting from vicariance and occasional dispersalJ. W. Arntzen and P. Sá-Sousa

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This volume of the series 'Topics in Geobiology' focuses on speciation due to isolation in island-like settings, and the evolution of large-scale diversity as the result of origination, maintenance and extinction. . Biogeography is seen here mainly in the context of paleontology, zoology, plate tectonics, and evolutionary processes resulting in genetic isolation and morphological differentiation on islands. . A fascinating, outstanding and highly recommendable contribution to biogeography." R. Gerstmeier, Entomofauna, Vol. 29 (9), 2008."Willem Renema . presents a balanced collection of chapters on a diversity of taxa, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and biogeographic phenomena. . Each chapter is well laid out, following a structural format which is held consistent throughout the book. . this is a rich collection of contributions that provides an eclectic sampling of current research on the responses of ancient biotas to the dynamics of barriers, dispersal routes, and islands. . recommend highly to all scientists interested in the temporal and geographic dynamics of life." Mark V. Lomolino, Journal of Mammal Evolution, Vol. 16, 2009.