African Biodiversity: Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems

African Biodiversity: Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems

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ISBN-13: 9781441937193
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 10/29/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 443
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication; Contributing Authors;Preface; Complementarity of species distributions as a tool for prioritising conservation actions in Africa: Testing the efficiency of using coarse-scale distribution data (J. Fjeldså, H. Tushabe); Scorpion diversity and distribution in southern Africa: Pattern and process (L. Prendini); Madagascar as a model region for the study of tempo and pattern in adaptive radiations (M. Vences); Commemorating Martin Eisentraut (1902-1994) - important explorer of tropical African vertebrates (W. Böhme); Earwigs (Dermaptera: Insects) of Kenya - checklist and species new to Kenya (F. Haas et al.); Morphometric differentiation in the East African grasshopper genus Afrophlaeoba Jago, 1983 (Orthoptera: Acrididae) (A. Hochkirch); Katydids and crickets (Orthoptera: Ensifera) of the Kakamega Forest Reserve, western Kenya (J. Holstein, F. Haas, A. Zahm, C. L. Häuser, W. Kinuthia); Ecology and diversity of canopy associated Ceratocanthidae (Insecta: Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) in an Afrotropical rainforest (A. Ballerio, T. Wagner); Human influence on the dung fauna in Afrotropical grasslands (Insecta: Coleoptera) (F.-T. Krell et al.); Genuine Africans or Tertiary immigrants? – the genus Hydropsyche in the Afrotropical Region (Insecta, Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) (W. Mey); Fruit-feeding butterfly communities of forest ‘islands’ in Ghana: survey completeness and correlates of spatial diversity (J. L. Bossart et al.); Biogeography, diversity and ecology of sawflies in the Afromontane Region (Insecta: Symphyta) (F. Koch); Diversity, distribution patterns and endemism of southern African bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) (M. Kuhlmann); Does grazing influence bee diversity? (C. Mayer); The pholcid spiders of Africa (Araneae: Pholcidae): State of knowledge and directions for future research (B. A. Huber); West African fish diversity – distribution patterns and possible conclusions for conservation strategies (T. Moritz, K. E. Linsenmair); Distributionand population density of the black-eared Malagasy poison frog, Mantella milotympanum Staniszewski, 1996 (Amphibia: Mantellidae) (D. R. Vieites et al.); Amphibian and reptile diversity in the Southern Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, south-eastern Tanzania (M. Menegon, S. Salvidio); Interpreting morphological and molecular data on Indian Ocean giant tortoises (J. Gerlach); Molecular systematics of African Colubroidea (Squamata: Serpentes) (Z. T. Nagy, N. Vidal, M. Vences, W. R. Branch, O.S.G. Pauwels, M. Wink, U. Joger); Phylogeny and biogeography of Malagasy dwarf geckos, Lygodactylus Gray, 1864: Preliminary data from mitochondrial DNA sequences (Squamata: Gekkonidae) (M. Puente, M. Thomas, M. Vences); Variability in a common species: The Lygodactylus capensis complex from southern and eastern Africa (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) (B. Röll); Migration within and out of Africa: Identifying knowledge gaps by data-mining the Global Register of Migratory Species (K. Riede); Avifaunal responses to landscape-scale habitat fragmentation in the littoral forests of south-eastern Madagascar (J.E.M. Watson); Use of satellite telemetry and remote sensing data to identify important habitats of migratory birds (Ciconia ciconia (Linnaeus 1758)) (B. Gerkmann, K. Riede); Conservation priorities and geographical variation in flycatchers (Aves: Platysteiridae) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (M. Louette); Rare weavers (Aves: Ploceidae): Are some Ploceus species hybrids? (A.J.F.K. Craig); Historical determinants of mammal diversity in Africa: Evolution of mammalian body mass distribution in Africa and South America during Neogene and Quarternary times (M. Nieto et al.); Diversity and abundance of diurnal primates and forest antelopes in relation to habitat quality: A case study from the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania (F. Rovero, A. R. Marshall); Small mammal diversity and reproduction along a transect in Namibia (BIOTA S 07) (P. Giere, U. Zeller); Possible karyological affinities of small

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