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Author Thompson, John D., 1959 Jan. 8-

Title Plant evolution in the Mediterranean / John D. Thompson.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  581.3809182 THOM    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 293 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Series Oxford biology
Oxford biology readers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : themes, structures, and obejctives -- 1. The historical context of differentiation and diversity -- 2. The biogeography and ecology of endemism -- 3. The evolution of endemism : from population differentiation to species divergence -- 4. Trait variation, adaptation, and dispersal in the Mediterranean mosaic -- 5. Variation and evolution of reproductive traits in the Mediterranean mosaic -- 6. Ecology and evolution of domesticated and invasive species -- Conclusions : endemism, adaptation, and conservation.
Summary "Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean integrates a diverse and scattered literature to produce a synthetic account of plant evolutionary ecology. The central theme is differentiation, both among and within species in the contemporary flora of the Mediterranean basin. This theme is developed by linking population processes to species evolution, and by examining the variation and evolution of biological traits in the context of spatial habitat variation and regional history. The Mediterranean is a region with a complex geological and climatic history and a highly heterogeneous landscape in which human activities have greatly modified local conditions and the spatial configuration of habitats. This book explores the evolutionary processes which have shaped plant evolution in the context of these major influences on vegetatation.". "This text is aimed at students and researchers in plant evolutionary biology, ecology, biogeography, population biology, and systematics. It will also be of interest to plant scientists and botanical societies worldwide."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Plants -- Evolution -- Mediterranean Region.
Plant ecophysiology -- Mediterranean Region.
Acclimatization (Plants) -- Mediterranean Region.
ISBN 0198515332 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0198515340 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0198515332 (alk. paper)
0198515340 (alk. paper)