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Geographical Strategies of Species
1st Edition - January 1, 1982
Author: Eduardo H Rapoport
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Areography: Geographical Strategies of Species discusses the hypotheses and results of areography, which is the study of geographical range of species. The book consists of six… Read more
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Areography: Geographical Strategies of Species discusses the hypotheses and results of areography, which is the study of geographical range of species. The book consists of six chapters, which help demonstrates that the geographical range of species can be studied and can help provide a methodology to analyze the spatio-geographic strategies of species. The first chapter provides an introductory discussion on areography; the chapter also covers several issues, concerns, and criticisms on areography. Chapter 2 discusses the anatomy and morphology of areas, while Chapter 3 covers the methodological approaches. The fourth chapter tackles the concept of barriers. Chapters 5 and 6 discuss geographical and ecological areography, respectively. The text will be of great use to researchers who are involved or have an interest in areography.
List of Tables1. Introduction2. The 'Anatomy' and 'Morphology' of Areas The Size of the Geographical Areas of Distribution Area and Feeding Regime The Distribution of Sizes Endemism and Pandemism: Two Extremes of a Curve A Quantitative Measure of Cosmopolitism The Shapes of the Areas Oviform Deformation Rectangular Model of the Perimeter-area Relation Distribution of Lands among Subspecies The Number of Internal Subspecies Distribution of Lands The Packing of Circles Random Partitions The Areas of a Species and Its Subspecies3. Methodological Approaches The Delimiting and Compacting of Areas Mean Propinquity Method Geographical Range, Geographical Distance and the Number of Subspecies Area and Distance Area and Number of Subspecies Subspeciation and Perimeter Geographical Range, Taxonomic Distance and Graph Theory Intersubspecific Frontiers Maximum Number of Arcs and Circuits Internal Frontiers Graphs and Dendrograms4. Barriers Chaotic Movement and Species Dispersal Dispersal as a Diffusion Process Dispersal Rate and Body Size Types of Barriers Porosity of Barriers Measuring Porosity of Natural Barriers Detection of Barriers and Corridors Equiprobabilistic Curves Flow Intensity and Environmental Resistance The Loss of Biotic Resemblance with Distance Distances between Equiprobabilistic Lines Equiprobabilistic Lines Over Gradients and Ecotones Predicting the Spread of Pests An Alternative Way for Measuring Resistance and Anisotropy Using other Equiprobabilistic Lines for Calculating R and A The Predicting Power of Equiprobabilistic Maps5. Geographical Areography Preferential Direction Satellitism: Segregational Direction Latitudinal Effects and Meridional Extension Latitudinal Variation of Overlap Diversity and Biomass Overlap The Measuring of Overlap The 'Age and Area1 Hypothesis6. Ecological Areography Area, Density and Biomass Variation of Density within the Range The Areography of Reproductive Strategies Microareography: Its Relations to Spatial Distribution Total Specific Biomass On How the Species Divide the CakeReferencesIndex