Monographiae Biologicae

Biogeography and Ecology of Southern Africa

Editors: Werger, Marinus J.A., van Bruggen, A.C. (Eds.)

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Southern Africa is certainly not a naturally bounded area so that there are several possibilities for delineating it and concepts about its extent. Wellington* discussed the various possibilities for delineation and suggested that one line stands out more clearly and definitely as a physical boundary than any other, namely the South Equatorial Divide, the watershed between the ZaIre, Cuanza and Rufiji Rivers on the one hand and the Z ambezi, Cunene and Rovuma Rivers on the other. This South Equatorial Divide is indeed a major line of separation for some organisms and is also applicable in a certain geographical sense, though it does not possess the slightest significance for many other groups of organisms, ecosystems or geographical and physical features of Africa. The placing of the northern boundary of southern Africa differs in fact strongly per scientific dis­ cipline and is also influenced by practical considerations regarding the possibilities of scientific work as subordinate to certain political realities and historically grown traditions. This is illustrated, for example, in such works as the Flora of Southern Africa, where the northern boundary of the area is conceived as the northern and eastern political boundaries of South West Africa, South Africa and Swaziland. Botswana, traditionally included in the area covered by the Flora Zambesiaca, thus forms a large wedge in 'Southern Africa'.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

  • The geomorphology of central and southern Africa

    King, Lester

    Pages 1-17

  • Climatic indices and classifications in relation to the biogeography of southern Africa

    Schulze, R. E. (et al.)

    Pages 19-52

  • Rainfall changes over South Africa during the period of meteorological record

    Tyson, P. D.

    Pages 53-69

  • Schematic soil map of southern Africa south of latitude 16°30′S

    M. Harmse, H. J.

    Pages 71-75

  • Late Cretaceous and Tertiary vegetation history of Africa

    Axelrod, D. I. (et al.)

    Pages 77-130

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biogeography and Ecology of Southern Africa
Editors
  • Marinus J.A. Werger
  • A.C. van Bruggen
Series Title
Monographiae Biologicae
Series Volume
31
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Dr W. Junk bv Publishers The Hague
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-9951-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-9951-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6193-083-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-9953-4
Series ISSN
0077-0639
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 1444
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