By John C. Avise (auth.), Steven Weiss, Nuno Ferrand (eds.)

Phylogeography of Southern ecu Refugia presents the 1st synthesis of the extraordinary variety, evolutionary complexity, and conservation value of the wildlife within the Mediterranean quarter, with emphasis at the 3 significant peninsular refugia. The publication frames a few case experiences inside a number of introductory and shutting chapters that evaluate the advance and value of phylogeographic methods in evolutionary biology. The publication opens with a bankruptcy via the field’s founding father, John Avise, reviewing the 25 evolutionary insights that experience arisen from the phylogeographic revolution. Key to this angle is the concept that the multidisciplinary box of phylogeography is serving as an epistemological bridge among the previously precise fields of inhabitants genetics and phylogenetics. subsequent, the major leaders of plant phylogeography in Europe, Rémy Petit and Giovanni Vendramin supply a very finished and studious evaluate of the background of plant organelle genetics and their program in phylogeography. A remaining bankruptcy offers an updated assessment of the caveats, demanding situations, and destiny customers in phylogeography as a self-discipline. the quantity comprises either large scale and neighborhood phylogeographic reports with unique info from quite a number organisms together with bushes, mammals, bugs, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. in the course of the quantity it really is transparent that phylogeographic experiences, particularly within the significant peninsulas of southern Europe (Iberia, Italy, the Balkans) have supplied enlightening insights into the evolutionary complexity and conservation value of biota occupying Europe’s so much famous glacial refugia.

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