Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean by John D. Thompson

Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

byJohn D. Thompson

Paperback | August 17, 2005

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Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean integrates a diverse and scattered literature to produce a synthetic account of plant evolutionary ecology. The central theme is differentiation, both among and within species in the contemporary flora of the Mediterranean basin. This approach is developedby attempting to link population processes to species evolution, and by examining the variation and evolution of ecological function in the context of spatial habitat variation and regional history. This accessible text explores the evolutionary processes which have shaped plant evolution in thecontext of these major influences on vegetation.

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Dr John D. Thompson is Director of Research at the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, C.N.R.S., France.

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Title:Plant Evolution in the MediterraneanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:August 17, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198515340

ISBN - 13:9780198515340

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PrefaceIntroduction: Themes, objectives, and structure1. The historical context of differentiation and diversity2. The biogeography and ecology of endemism3. The evolution of endemism : from population differentiation to species divergence4. Trait variation, adaptation, and dispersal in the Mediterranean mosaic5. Variation and evolution of reproductive traits in the Mediterranean mosaic6. Ecology and evolution of domesticated and invasive speciesConclusions: Endemism, adaptation, and conservationReferencesSpecies list and nomenclatureIndex

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Janet Sprent, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 2006, 37:11, p62-63