By Charles A. Woods, Florence E. Sergile
As a assessment of the prestige of biogeography within the West Indies within the Nineteen Eighties, the 1st variation of Biogeography of the West Indies: earlier, current, and destiny supplied a synthesis of our present wisdom of the systematics and distribution of significant plant and animal teams within the Caribbean basin. the utterly new and revised moment variation, Biogeography of the West Indies: styles and views, emphasizes contemporary principles and hypotheses within the box and contains many new chapters and contributions. The authors use the broadest attainable interpretations of the suggestions of biogeography, give some thought to anthropological and geological elements, and talk about the conservation of endemic species.Drawing jointly contributions from the major specialists in biogeography and biodiversity, this e-book introduces new styles and advancements that upload to our figuring out of the way vegetation and animals are dispersed through the area. Many contributions use new innovations equivalent to molecular systematics to check older reports established strictly on morphological information. specified in its inclusion of a large choice of organisms and in its coordination of medical facts and conservation suggestions, Biogeography of the West Indies: styles and views, moment variation offers the one encyclopedic dialogue to be had at the biogeography of the Antilles.
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Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and Perspectives, Second Edition by Charles A. Woods, Florence E. Sergile