Although biogeography and ecology had previously been considered distinct disciplines, this outlook began to change in the early 1990s. Several people expressed interest in creating a link that would help ecologists become more aware of external influences on communities and help biogeographers realize that distribution patterns had their genesis at the community level.
CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): invasions and introductions.John C. Briggs Curriculum Vitae. Professor, Marine Science Department, University of South Florida.. He continued his writing after moving away from Florida, first in association with University of Georgia and then back to Oregon State University where it all started.. Marine biogeography and ecology: invasions and introductions. J.The essays were written for students who are not only biology majors and are broad in scope. These chapters provide an introduction to the history of wildlife in North America, biodiversity, natural selection, conservation biology, ecology, conservation legislation, alien species, wildlife and pollution, and things we can all do to save wildlife.
The text incorporates the latest advances in the biology of fishes, covering taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biogeography, ecology, and behavior. A new chapter on genetics and molecular ecology of fishes has been added, and conservation is emphasized throughout.
About this book. This is the first book in the Frontiers of Biogeography series, which includes integrative and interdisciplinary volumes developed and published in association with the International Biogeography Society. The period between 1975 and 2000 was one of fundamental change in historical biogeography, island biogeography, and marine biogeography, and saw the emergence of new fields.
Through nine successful editions, and for over 45 years, Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach has provided a thorough and comprehensive exploration of the varied scientific disciplines and research that are essential to understanding the subject. The text, noted for its clear and engaging style of writing, has been praised for its solid background in historical biogeography.
Introduction. Conservation biogeography is a relatively new academic endeavor that brings conservation and applied concerns to the fore by combining the traditions of biogeography with the concerns of conservation biology. Biogeography is a well-established scientific discipline that examines the spatial organization of biological diversity.
Dr Marc Rius is Lecturer within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton. My research focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms that determine species ranges and how human activities reshape biotic communities.
Island and Marine Biogeography Because islands are small geographic units with distinct boundaries, they serve as useful models to illustrate the mechanisms of biogeographic phenomena. Intensive ecological studies on islands have provided key insights into invasion and colonization patterns, dispersal mechanisms, and extinction rates.
Population genomics has provided unprecedented opportunities to unravel the mysteries of marine organisms in the oceans' depths. The world's oceans, which make up 70% of our planet, encompass diverse habitats and host numerous unexplored populations and species.
Causes and consequences of recent freshwater invasions by saltwater animals.. human activity has caused the acceleration of freshwater invasions from marine or brackish habitats, leading to serious environmental problems.. timing, sources and direction of invasions. Biogeography of freshwater invasions.
About this book. The Ethics and Rhetoric of Invasion Ecology provides an introduction to the controversial treatment and ongoing violence routinely utilized against non-native species. Drawing from the tradition of critical animal scholars, Stanescu and Cummings have assembled a group of advocates who argue for a different kind of relationship with foreign species.
He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Alagoas, teaching and doing research on diverse and interdisciplinary aspects of conservation, biogeography and ecology. Robert J. Whittaker is the current Academic Director of the MSc Biodiversity Conservation and Management, and holds the title of Professor of Biogeography in the School of Geography and the Environment.
About this book. Focusing on advancements over the last decade, Marine Community Ecology and Conservation gives advanced undergraduate and graduate students a current overview of what is known about the structure and organisation of the assemblages of organisms that live on the sea floor, with each chapter written by leading researchers.
I am a marine ecologist and conservation biologist interested in global species patterns, biogeography, evolutionary ecology, parasite ecology, population and community interactions, and the.
This modern textbook of biological oceanography is aimed at students taking oceanography, marine biology and marine sciences courses. It covers recent developments such as the molecular techniques (including sequence data) that have allowed a re-examination of the ocean's microbial ecology and the role of the various trophic groups in biogeochemical cycling, carbon flow and climate control.
Recent years have witnessed growing appreciation for the ways in which human-mediated species introductions have reshaped marine biogeography. Despite this we have yet to grapple fully with the scale and impact of anthropogenic dispersal in both creating and determining contemporary distributions of marine taxa. In particular, the past several decades of research on marine biological invasions.