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The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution) ePub download

by Donald A. Levin

  • Author: Donald A. Levin
  • ISBN: 0195127285
  • ISBN13: 978-0195127287
  • ePub: 1932 kb | FB2: 1870 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 4, 2000)
  • Pages: 240
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The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution) ePub download

The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution).

The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution). The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution).

This book provides a thoughtful and original reassessment of our understanding of plant speciation and extinction, by one of the leading workers on plant evolution

This book provides a thoughtful and original reassessment of our understanding of plant speciation and extinction, by one of the leading workers on plant evolution. It is suitable for use in seminars mostly in departments of botany or plant sciences, and should also be read by workers interested in speciation mechanisms and ecological succession at the community and landscape levels.

This book will explore plant species as dynamic entities within this passage, following the four stages of plant species life that normally occur. Those four stages can be identified as birth, expansion, differentiation and loss of cohesion, and decline/extinction. Each chapter focuses on part of the speciation process and examines it closely in the light of exploring the species passage from birth to death.

Автор: Levin, Donald A. Название: The Origin, Expansion and Demise . Описание: The development of Charles Darwin's ideas on evolution is a fascinating subject

This book explores plant species as dynamic entities within this passage, following the four stages of plant-species life that normally occur. Описание: The development of Charles Darwin's ideas on evolution is a fascinating subject. A first written outline emerged in 1842, the kernel of a longer 1844 essay, but neither was published during his lifetime.

Levin (1993 Levin (, 1995 Levin (, 2000 ) argued that species formation occurs almost exclusively at the level of. .Four adventive synanthropic plant species of Holarctic origin are recorded for the first time from southern Africa.

Levin (1993 Levin (, 1995 Levin (, 2000 ) argued that species formation occurs almost exclusively at the level of the local population or meta-population (Barrett, 2001; Wilson & Kimball, 2001 ). His arguments against geographical widespread stages in the formation of species were almost exactly the same as those of Quinn (1978) regarding his doubts about the existence of widespread uniform environmental conditions and that sufficient gene flow could occur within widespread ecotypes to facilitate their conversion to species.

Levin Donald A. (EN). Combining insights from observation, experimentation, and theory, The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species offers a broad overview of species as dynamic entities that arise, have unique evolutionary histories, and ultimately go extinct.

This book provides a thoughtful and original reassessment of our understanding of plant speciation and extinction, by one of the leading workers on plant evolution. Series: Oxford series in ecology and evolution. File: PDF, 1. 7 MB. Читать онлайн. Categories: Education.

Combining insights from observation, experimentation, and theory, The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species offers a broad overview of species as dynamic entities that arise, have unique evolutionary histories, and ultimately go extinct

Combining insights from observation, experimentation, and theory, The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species offers a broad overview of species as dynamic entities that arise, have unique evolutionary histories, and ultimately go extinct.

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Combining insights from observation, experimentation, and theory, The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species offers a broad overview of species as dynamic entities that arise, have unique evolutionary histories, and ultimately go extinct. It begins with a review of species concepts and the exposition of a new concept; it then addresses plant speciation, the expansion of species from their narrow centers of origin, intraspecific differentiation, and contact zones between differentiated population systems. Special attention is given to the breakdown of cohesion among populations by reproductive and spatial barriers. Also, the ecological and genetic properties of small populations and fragmented population systems are discussed with a focus on the role of hybridization in the demise of species. It ends with an exploration of the longevity of species and the tempo of diversification, contrasting different groups of plants in these respects as well as in rates of chromosomal differentiation.This book provides a new synthesis of evolutionary biology and ecology. It examines species from their origins, then follows them through their expansion, differentiation and loss of cohesion, and decline and extinction. The stages in the lives of species are viewed through ecological and genetic theory, and topics typically addressed independently are woven into a continuous fabric. As the first synthetic treatment of the stages through which plant species pass, this book is very useful for botanists, evolutionary biologists, conservation biologists, as well as all curious students of the biological sciences.