Topics in Geobiology

Biogeography, Time and Place: Distributions, Barriers and Islands

Editors: Renema, Willem (Ed.)

  • Offers exchanges between the fields of paleontology and zoology as patterns of biodiversity have long attracted the attention of both biologists and paleontologists
  • Covers the development of isolated island faunas, paleogeography and zoomorphology
  • Shows that patterns are not always what they seem if looked at without a spatial or temporal reference
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Biogeography considers the distribution of biological units over a wide range of scales. The units range from genotypes, populations and species to families and higher taxa. Processes can be local, such as the isolation on islands due to sea-level fluctuations, or large-scale tectonic processes that separates continents and creates oceans. In all processes time is an important factor and by combining data on recent patterns with paleontological data the understanding of the distribution of extant taxa can be improved. This volume 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.

About the authors

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 Pacific.

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"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.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Global Disjunctions and Flying Insects

    Jong, Rienk De (et al.)

    Pages 5-44

  • Zoogeography of Freshwater Invertebrates of Southeast Asia, with Special Reference to Odonata

    Tol, Jan Van (et al.)

    Pages 45-91

  • Distribution and Speciation of Megapodes (Megapodiidae) and Subsequent Development of their Breeding

    Dekker, René W. R. J.

    Pages 93-102

  • The Influence of Land Barriers on the Evolution of Pontoniine Shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda) Living in Association with Molluscs and Solitary Ascidians

    Fransen, Charles H. J. M.

    Pages 103-115

  • Delineation of the Indo-Malayan Centre of Maximum Marine Biodiversity: The Coral Triangle

    Hoeksema, Bert W.

    Pages 117-178

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biogeography, Time and Place: Distributions, Barriers and Islands
Editors
  • Willem Renema
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6374-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6374-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6373-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7618-2
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 416
Number of Illustrations and Tables
122 b/w illustrations
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