Phylogeography of California: An Introduction

Phylogeography of California: An Introduction

Kristina A. Schierenbeck


Phylogeography of California examines the evolution of quite a few taxa—ancient and up to date, local and migratory—to elucidate evolutionary occasions either significant and minor that formed the distribution, radiation, and speciation of the biota of California. The booklet additionally translates evolutionary historical past in a geological context and reports new and rising phylogeographic styles. concentrating on a quarter that's outlined by way of actual and political limitations, Kristina A. Schierenbeck presents a phylogeographic survey of California’s diversified wildlife in line with their significant organismal teams. lifestyles heritage and ecological features, which play famous roles within the a number of results for respective clades, also are thought of in the course of the paintings. aiding students and researchers who research evolutionary diversification, the booklet analyzes study that is helping investigate one of many significant demanding situations in phylogeographic experiences: realizing alterations in inhabitants constructions formed by way of geological and geographical procedures. California is one in all purely twenty-five said organic hotspots around the globe, and the phylogeographic historical past of the country will be extrapolated to check different areas in western North the United States. extra attention is given to implications for conservation, ideas in regards to the biogeographic provinces that approximately outline the kingdom of California, and predictions regarding weather change.

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