Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia

Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia

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ISBN-13: 9781107001305
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/19/2012
Series: Systematics Association Special Volume Series
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David Gower is a researcher in the Department of Zoology at the Natural History Museum, London. An evolutionary and organismal herpetologist, his studies focus on caecilians, snakes and Triassic diapsid reptiles.

Kenneth Johnson is a researcher in the Department of Palaeontology at the Natural History Museum, London, studying the long-term biological and environmental history of coral reef ecosystems in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.

James Richardson is a researcher at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and University of the Andes in Bogot�. He studies the biogeographic history of tropical flowering plants.

Brian Rosen is a researcher in the Department of Zoology at the Natural History Museum, London, specialising in ecology, diversity and biogeography of reefs, and coral growth, form and taxonomy.

Lukas R�ber is at the Department of Zoology at the Natural History Museum, London. He is an evolutionary biologist studying speciation, adaptive radiation, phylogeography, biogeography and systematics, especially of fishes.

Suzanne Williams is a researcher in the Department of Zoology at the Natural History Museum, London. She studies global, regional and local factors important in shaping tropical marine biodiversity.

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Foreword Tony Whitten; Preface; 1. Introduction D. J. Gower, K. G. Johnson, J. E. Richardson, B. R. Rosen, L. Rüber and S. T. Williams; 2. Wallace, Darwin and Southeast Asia: the real field site of evolution J. Van Wyhe; 3. Sundaland and Wallacea: geology, plate tectonics and palaeogeography R. Hall; 4. A review of the Cenozoic palaeoclimate history of Southeast Asia R. J. Morley; 5. Quaternary dynamics of Sundaland forests C. H. Cannon; 6. The Malesian floristic interchange: plant migration patterns across Wallace's Line J. E. Richardson, C. M. Costion and A. N. Muellner; 7. Biogeography and distribution patterns of Southeast Asian palms W. J. Baker and T. L. P. Couvreur; 8. Historical biogeography inference in Malesia C. O. Webb and R. Ree; 9. Biodiversity hotspots, evolution and coral reef biogeography: a review D. R. Bellwood, W. Renema and B. R. Rosen; 10. Tsunami impacts in the marine environment: review and results from studies in Thailand G. L. J. Paterson, M. A. Kendall, C. Aryuthaka, N. J. Evans, Y. Monthum, C. Jittanoon, P. Campbell, L. R. Noble and K. M. O'Neill; 11. Coalescent-based analysis of demography: applications to biogeography on Sulawesi B. J. Evans; 12. Aquatic biodiversity hotspots in Wallacea - the species flocks in the ancient lakes of Sulawesi, Indonesia T. Von Rintelen, K. Von Rintelen, M. Glaubrecht, C. D. Schubart and F. Herder; 13. Molecular biogeography and phylogeography of the freshwater fauna of the Indo-Australian Archipelago M. De Bruyn, T. Von Rintelen, K. Von Rintelen, P. B. Mather and G. R. Carvalho; 14. Patterns of biodiversity discovery through time: an historical analysis of amphibian species discoveries in the Southeast Asian mainland and adjacent island archipelagos R. M. Brown and B. L. Stuart; 15. Wildlife trade as an impediment to conservation as exemplified by the trade in reptiles in Southeast Asia V. Nijman, M. Todd and C. R. Shepherd; 16. The tropical peat swamps of Southeast Asia: human impacts on biodiversity, hydrology and carbon dynamics S. Page, A. Hooijer, J. Rieley, C. Banks and A. Hoscilo; 17. Southeast Asian biodiversity crisis D. Bickford, S. Poo and M. C. Posa; Index.

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