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By John D. Thompson

ISBN-10: 0198515332

ISBN-13: 9780198515333

ISBN-10: 0198515340

ISBN-13: 9780198515340

Plant Evolution within the Mediterranean integrates a various and scattered literature to supply an artificial account of plant evolutionary ecology. The important topic is differentiation, either between and inside species within the modern vegetation of the Mediterranean basin. This strategy is constructed through trying to hyperlink inhabitants strategies to species evolution, and by means of interpreting the adaptation and evolution of ecological functionality within the context of spatial habitat edition and local historical past. The Mediterranean is a area with a posh geological and climatic historical past and a hugely heterogeneous panorama within which human actions have enormously transformed neighborhood stipulations and the spatial configuration of habitats. This ebook explores the evolutionary approaches that have formed plant evolution within the context of those significant impacts on vegetation.

The publication is established round relevant subject matters in evolutionary ecology: range and variation. The Mediterranean area is a hotspot of plant biodiversity, a key element of that's its richness in endemic species. a major query motivating the 1st portion of this e-book issues the function of ancient elements and spatial environmental edition within the evolution of such endemism. The Mediterranean panorama can also be characterized through dramatic diversifications in ecological stipulations, usually over brief distances. A moment concentration is at the ecological and historic components which mediate dispersal, replica, and adaptive trait edition within the Mediterranean mosaic.

This available textual content is aimed 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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