ISBN-10:
9048192706
ISBN-13:
9789048192700
Pub. Date:
08/03/2010
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
New Zealand Freshwater Fishes: an Historical and Ecological Biogeography / Edition 1

New Zealand Freshwater Fishes: an Historical and Ecological Biogeography / Edition 1

by R.M. McDowall

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048192700
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Series: Fish & Fisheries Series , #32
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

New Zealand’s Distinctive and Well-Known Freshwater Fish Fauna.- The Geographical Setting of New Zealand and Its Place in Global Geography.- New Zealand’s Geological and Climatic History and Its Biogeographical Context.- A Conceptual Basis for Biogeography.- Some Essentials of Freshwater Fish Biogeography, Fish Life Histories, and the Place of Diadromy.- Data Sources for the Present Study.- Phylogenetic Lineages in the Fauna and the Evolution of Diadromy: A Broad Perspective.- Galaxias and Gondwana.- Broad-Scale, Macroecological Patterns, Ranges and Community Species Richness in the Fauna.- Pattern and Process in the Distributions and Biogeography of New Zealand Freshwater Fishes: The Diadromous Species.- Pattern and Process in the Distributions of Non-diadromous Species – 1: The Galaxias vulgaris Species Complex.- Pattern and Process in the Distributions of Non-diadromous Species 2: The ‘Pencil-Galaxias’ Species Group.- Pattern and Process in the Distributions of Non-diadromous Species 3: The Dune Lakes Galaxias.- Distribution, History and Biogeography of the Neochanna Mudfishes.- Distribution and Biogeography of the Non-diadromous Gobiomorphus Bullies.- A Biogeographical Synthesis: 1. The Big Picture.- Biogeographical Synthesis: 2. More Local Issues and Patterns.- A Biogeographical Synthesis 3: Issues of Diadromy, Diversification and Dispersal.- Some General Biogeographical Patterns in the Fish Fauna.- A More Global Perspective and a Final Summation.

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