The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography
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The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography



© 2011 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"A superb resource for understanding the diversity of the modern discipline of biogeography, and its history and future, especially within geography departments. I expect to refer to it often."
- Professor Sally Horn, University of Tennessee

"As you browse through this fine book you will be struck by the diverse topics that biogeographers investigate and the many research methods they use.... Biogeography is interdisciplinary, and a commonly-voiced concern is that one biogeographer may not readily understand another's research findings. A handbook like this is important for synthesising, situating, explaining and evaluating a large literature, and pointing the reader to informative publications."
- Geographical Research


"A valuable contribution in both a research and teaching context. If you are biologically trained, it provides an extensive look into the geographical tradition of biogeography, covering some topics that may be less familiar to those with an evolution/ecology background. Alternatively, if you are a geography student, researcher, or lecturer, it will provide a useful reference and will be invaluable to the non-biogeographer who suddenly has the teaching of an introductory biogeography course thrust upon them."
- Adam C. Algar, Frontiers of Biogeography

The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography
is a manual for scoping the past, present and future of biogeography that enable readers to consider, where relevant, how similar biogeographical issues are tackled by researchers in different 'schools'. In line with the concept of all SAGE Handbooks, this is a retrospective and prospective overview of biogeography that will:

  • Consider the main areas of biogeography researched by geographers
  • Detail a global perspective by incorporating the work of different schools of biogeographers
  • Ecplore the divergent evolution of biogeography as a discipline and consider how this diversity can be harnessed
  • Examine the interdisciplinary debates that biogeographers are contributing to within geography and the biological sciences.

Aimed at an international audience of research students, academics, researchers and practitioners in biogeography, the text will attract interest from environmental scientists, ecologists, biologists and geographers alike.

Andrew C. Millington, Mark A. Blumler and Udo Schickhoff
Situating Contemporary Biogeography
 
PART ONE: REVISITING THEORIES AND CONCEPTS
Mark A. Blumler, Anthony Cole, John Flenley and Udo Schickhoff
History of Biogeographical Thought
Duane A. Griffin
Diversity Theories
John A. Kupfer
Theory in Landscape Ecology and Its Relevance to Biogeography
Angelika Schwabe and Anselm Kratchowil
Classification of Biogeographical and Ecological Phenomena
Brett R. Riddle
The Expanding Role of Phylogeography
Kathy J. Willis, Shonil A. Bhagwat and Mary E. Edwards
The Biogeographic Importance of Pleistocene Refugia
 
PART TWO: EXPLAINING DISTRIBUTIONS, GRADIENTS AND DISTURBANCES
Udo Schickhoff
Biogeographical Distributions: The Role of Past Environments, Physical Factors, and Biotic Interactions
Jens Mutke
Biodiversity Gradients
Anke V. Jentsch and Carl Beierkuhnlein
Explaining Biogeographical Distributions and Gradients: Floral and Faunal Responses to Natural Disturbances
Neal J. Enright
Fire and Ecosystem Function
Tim H. Sparks, Annette Menzel, Josep Peñuelas and Piotr Tryjanowski
Species Response to Contemporary Climate Change
 
PART THREE: RECONSIDERING BIOMES AND ECOSYSTEMS
Ingo Möller and Dietbert Thannheiser
Ecosystem Dynamics of Subpolar and Polar Regions
Daneil Kneeshaw, Yves Bergeron and Timo Kuuluvainen
Forest Ecosystem Structure and Disturbance Dynamics Across the Circumboreal Forest
Jayalaxshmi Mistry
The Ecosystem Dynamics of Tropical Savannas
Kenneth R. Young
Tropical Forests: Biodiversity and Biogeography
Udo Schickhoff
Dynamics of Mountain Ecosystems
Chris Stoate
Biogeography of Agricultural Environments
Clarie Freeman
The Biogeography of Built Environments
 
PART FOUR: UTILIZING MAPPING AND MODELING
Giles M. Foody and Andrew C. Millington
Remote Sensing for Mapping Biogeographical Distributions: Actualities and Potentials
Joanne M. Nightingale, Stuart R. Phinn and Michael J. Hill
Remote Sensing for Modeling Biogeographic Features and Processes
Thomas P. Albright, Monica G. Turner and Jeffrey Cardille
Charaterizing Spatial Pattern in Biogeograhical Data
Niall GT. Burnside and Stephen Waite
Predictive Modeling of Biogeographical Phenomena
George P. Malanson
Simulation
Stephen J. Walsh, George P. Malanson, Joseph P. Messina, Daniel G. Brown, and Carlos F. Mena
Biocomplexity
 
PART FIVE: LINKING BIOGEOGRAPHY AND SOCIETY
Robert Voeks
Ethnobotany
Mark A. Blumler
Invasive Species, in Geographical Perspective
Yordan Uzonov
Bioindicators for Ecological and Environmental Monitoring
Rob Marchant and David M. Taylor
Historical Biogeography as a Basis for the Conservation of Dynamic Ecosystems
Geoffrey Hugh Griffiths and Ioannis Vogiatzakis
Habitat Approaches to Nature Conservation
Patrick E. Osborne and Pedro J. Leitão
Species Approaches to Conservation in Biogeography

This is a valuable addition to the field of Biogeography. The authors investigate Biogeography using a strictly geographical perspective that provides an insightful viewpoint into where Biogeography is focused and uniquely suited in the larger discipline of Geography
Professor Barbara A. Holzman
Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University


A superb resource for understanding the diversity of the modern discipline of biogeography, and its history and future, especially within geography departments. I expect to refer to it often
Professor Sally Horn
Department of Geography, University of Tennessee


As you browse through this fine book you will be struck by the diverse topics that biogeographers investigate and the many research methods they use....Biogeography is interdisciplinary, and a commonly-voiced concern is that one biogeographer may not readily understand another's research findings. A handbook like this is important for synthesising, situating, explaining and evaluating a large literature, and pointing the reader to informative publications
Geographical Research


I think it is a valuable contribution in both a research and teaching context. How it is used will depend on the lineage of biogeography from which you have emerged. If you are biologically trained, then it provides an extensive look into the geographical tradition of biogeography, covering some topics that may be less familiar to those with an evolution/ecology background. Alternatively, if you are a geography student, researcher, or lecturer, it will provide a useful reference and will be invaluable to the non-biogeographer who suddenly has the teaching of an introductory biogeography course thrust upon them.

Adam C. Algar
Frontiers of Biogeography

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ISBN: 9781412919517