Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean by John D. Thompson PDF

By John D. Thompson

Plant Evolution within the Mediterranean integrates a various and scattered literature to provide an artificial account of plant evolutionary ecology. The relevant subject matter is differentiation, either between and inside of species within the modern plants of the Mediterranean basin. This procedure is constructed by way of trying to hyperlink inhabitants approaches to species evolution, and by way of studying the difference and evolution of ecological functionality within the context of spatial habitat version and neighborhood heritage. The Mediterranean is a zone with a fancy geological and climatic heritage and a hugely heterogeneous panorama within which human actions have tremendously changed neighborhood stipulations and the spatial configuration of habitats. This ebook explores the evolutionary tactics that have formed plant evolution within the context of those significant impacts on vegetation.

The ebook is established round valuable subject matters in evolutionary ecology: range and model. The Mediterranean quarter is a hotspot of plant biodiversity, a key factor of that's its richness in endemic species. a first-rate query motivating the 1st portion of this publication matters the position of ancient components and spatial environmental version within the evolution of such endemism. The Mediterranean panorama is usually characterized by way of dramatic diversifications in ecological stipulations, usually over brief distances. A moment concentration is at the ecological and old elements which mediate dispersal, replica, and adaptive trait edition within the Mediterranean mosaic.

This available textual content is geared toward scholars and researchers in plant evolutionary biology, ecology, biogeography, inhabitants biology, and systematics. it's going to even be of curiosity to plant scientists and botanical societies worldwide.

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