Biogeography of Australasia by Michael Heads

By Michael Heads

during the last decade, molecular stories conducted at the Australasian biota have printed a brand new global of natural constitution that exists from submicroscopic to continental scale. additionally, in reports of worldwide biogeography and evolution, DNA sequencing has proven that many huge teams, equivalent to flowering vegetation, passerine birds and squamates, have their basal elements during this zone. utilizing examples starting from kangaroos and platypuses to kiwis and birds of paradise, the e-book examines the styles of distribution and evolution of Australasian biodiversity and explains them with regards to tectonic and climatic switch within the sector. The fantastic effects from molecular biogeography display that an realizing of evolution in Australasia is vital for realizing the advance of contemporary lifestyles on the earth. A milestone within the literature in this topic, this booklet could be a necessary resource of reference for college kids and researchers in biogeography, biodiversity, ecology and conservation.

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