Phylogeography of Southern European Refugia

Evolutionary perspectives on the origins and conservation of European biodiversity

Editors: Weiss, Steven, Ferrand, Nuno (Eds.)

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Phylogeography of Southern European Refugia provides the first synthesis of the remarkable diversity, evolutionary complexity, and conservation importance of the flora and fauna in the Mediterranean region, with emphasis on the three major peninsular refugia. The book frames a number of case studies within several introductory and closing chapters that review the development and importance of phylogeographic approaches in evolutionary biology. The book opens with a chapter by the field’s founding father, John Avise, reviewing the 25 evolutionary insights that have arisen from the phylogeographic revolution. Key to this perspective is the notion that the multidisciplinary field of phylogeography is serving as an epistemological bridge between the formerly distinct fields of population genetics and phylogenetics. Next, the foremost leaders of plant phylogeography in Europe, Rémy Petit and Giovanni Vendramin provide an extraordinarily comprehensive and studious review of the history of plant organelle genetics and their application in phylogeography. A closing chapter provides an up-to-date review of the caveats, challenges, and future prospects in phylogeography as a discipline. The volume contains both broad scale and regional phylogeographic studies with original data from a range of organisms including trees, mammals, insects, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Throughout the volume it is clear that phylogeographic studies, especially in the major peninsulas of southern Europe (Iberia, Italy, the Balkans) have provided enlightening insights into the evolutionary complexity and conservation importance of biota occupying Europe’s most prominent glacial refugia.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Twenty-five key evolutionary insights from the phylogeographic revolution in population genetics

    Pages 7-21

    Avise, John C.

  • Plant phylogeography based on organelle genes: an introduction

    Pages 23-97

    Petit, Rémy J. (et al.)

  • Phylogeography of South European mammals

    Pages 101-126

    Randi, Ettore

  • Longitudinal patterns in species richness and genetic diversity in European oaks and oak gallwasps

    Pages 127-151

    Atkinson, Rachel J. (et al.)

  • Refugia within Refugia: Patterns of Phylogeographic Concordance in the Iberian Peninsula

    Pages 155-188

    Gómez, Africa (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phylogeography of Southern European Refugia
Book Subtitle
Evolutionary perspectives on the origins and conservation of European biodiversity
Editors
  • Steven Weiss
  • Nuno Ferrand
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4904-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4904-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4903-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7222-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 377
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