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Relict Species

Phylogeography and Conservation Biology

Editors: Habel, Jan Christian, Assmann, Thorsten (Eds.)

  • The book provides an unique overview at the interface between phylogeography and conservation biology of relict species

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About this book

This book provides an overview of the importance of research on relict species and presents conclusions and findings on the conservation of these species. There are relict species and populations from nearly all plant and animal groups and they contribute substantially to biodiversity across the globe. Current diversity patterns are influenced by both historic and recent ecological conditions. Relict species are of particular importance, as they usually suffer more severely from human activities than do non-relict populations; the situation is also potentially critical, as many relict species and populations have the potential to colonize large areas when the climate changes.

The more than 27 contributions in this book highlight the history and status of today’s relict species and populations and apply molecular genetics, morphometry, modelling and conservation biology to describe the past and present situations and to predict future trends of relict species’ distribution.

About the authors

Jan Habel:

  • Study of environmental sciences, major subjects: ecology, conservation biology, environmental politics (University of Dresden-Zittau and University of Lüneburg, 2003)
  • Diploma thesis on habitat fragmentation and population ecology of butterflies (University of Lüneburg, 2003)
  • Doctoral thesis on the influence of natural factors and land use changes on the genetic structure of xerothermic animals (University of Trier, 2006)
  • Since 2006 working on postglacial relicts, molecular biogeography and conservation genetics (Musée national d´histoire naturelle Luxembourg)

Thorsten Assmann:

  • Doctoral thesis on phylogeography of ground beetles (University of Münster, 1994)
  • Postdoctoral thesis on the population history of ground beetles (University of Osnabrück, 2000)
  • Since 2001 professor at the University of Lüneburg
  • Since 2002 director of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Chemistry
  • 2003-2006 dean of the Faculty of Environmental Chemistry
  • Since 2006 full professor at the University of Lüneburg (Animal Ecology)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Relict Species: From Past to Future

    Habel, Jan C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Changing Climate: Past, Present, Future

    Quante, Markus

    Pages 9-56

  • Extra-Mediterranean Refugia, Post-Glacial Vegetation History and Area Dynamics in Eastern Central Europe

    Varga, Zoltán

    Pages 57-87

  • Review: The Dark Side of Relict Species Biology: Cave Animals as Ancient Lineages

    Assmann, Thorsten (et al.)

    Pages 91-103

  • Relicts Within the Genus Complex Astragalus/Oxytropis (Fabaceae), and the Comparison of Diversity by Objective Means

    Schlee, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 105-117

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-92160-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-92159-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42483-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relict Species
Book Subtitle
Phylogeography and Conservation Biology
Editors
  • Jan Christian Habel
  • Thorsten Assmann
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-92160-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-92160-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-92159-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42483-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 451
Topics