ISBN-10:
0198515340
ISBN-13:
9780198515340
Pub. Date:
04/14/2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

by John D. Thompson

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Overview

Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Thompson's (Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France) main job in southern France is to investigate the ecology and evolution of just a few groups of plants, but he became more and more interested in the history of ecological history of flora in the region as a whole, and presents here what he has learned. His topics include the historical context of differentiation and diversity; the biogeography, ecology, and evolution of endemism: from population differentiation to species divergence; trait variation, adaptation, and dispersal; the variation and evolution of reproductive traits in the Mediterranean mosaic; and the ecology and evolution of domesticated and invasive species. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198515340
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/14/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. John D. Thompson is Director of Research at the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, C.N.R.S., France.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Themes, objectives, and structure
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
References
Species list and nomenclature
Index

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