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Introduction to Applied Biogeography

Introduction to Applied Biogeography - 99 edition

Introduction to Applied Biogeography - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780521457125

ISBN10: 0521457122

Introduction to Applied Biogeography by Ian F. Spellerberg and John W. D. Sawyer - ISBN 9780521457125
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published:
International: No
Introduction to Applied Biogeography by Ian F. Spellerberg and John W. D. Sawyer - ISBN 9780521457125

ISBN13: 9780521457125

ISBN10: 0521457122


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Summary

Biogeography is about the geographical distribution, both past and present, of plants, animals and other organisms. In this undergraduate textbook, Spellerberg and Sawyer bring a modern approach to a developing subject, writing in a lively and sometimes provocative manner. Throughout the text, the authors emphasize the applications of biogeography to conservation management, economic production, environmental assessment, sustainable use of resources, landscape planning, and public health. They discuss applications of island biogeography in conservation, the concept of wildlife corridors, the analysis of biogeographical data, and the role of humans and their cultures in biogeography. The applied approach of this textbook, along with its numerous illustrative examples and figures, make it a unique introduction to the field for many geography, biology and environmental science students.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword
Preface


1. Biogeography
2. Patterns of distribution and biogeographical classifications
3. Islands
4. Geological and human impacts on biogeography
5. Patterns and types of species distributions
6. Biogeographical information: collection, retrieval and application
7. Habitat fragmentation
8. Biogeography of linear landscape features
9. Future developments


Appendices
(i) Glossary
(ii) General reading
(iii) Internet addresses
Index