Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and Perspectives, Second Edition

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Charles A. Woods, Florence E. Sergile
CRC Press, 27 juin 2001 - 608 pages
As a review of the status of biogeography in the West Indies in the 1980s, the first edition of Biogeography of the West Indies: Past, Present, and Future provided a synthesis of our current knowledge of the systematics and distribution of major plant and animal groups in the Caribbean basin. The totally new and revised Second Edition, Biogeography
 

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Table des matières

Chapter 1 Introduction and Historical Overview of Patterns of West Indian Biogeography
1
An Overview
15
Chapter 3 Climate Change in the CircumCaribbean Late Pleistocene to Present and Implications for Regional Biogeography
35
Chapter 4 Functional Adaptations to Island Life in the West Indies
55
Chapter 5 Phylogeny and Biogeography of Lyonia sect Lyonia Ericaceae
63
Chapter 6 Patterns of Endemism and Biogeography of Cuban Insects
77
Chapter 7 Patterns in the Biogeography of West Indian Ticks
85
Chapter 8 The Contribution of the Caribbean to the Spider Fauna of Florida
107
Chapter 16 Systematics and Biogeography of the West Indian Genus Solenodon
253
Chapter 17 Characterization of the Mitochondrial Control Region in Solenodon paradoxus from Hispaniola and the Implications for Biogeography S...
331
Chapter 18 Insular Patterns and Radiations of West Indian Rodents
335
An Ecological Perspective
355
Chapter 20 Patterns of Extinction in West Indian Bats
369
The Biogeography and Population Biology of an Introduced Species
409
Chapter 22 Status and Biogeography of the West Indian Manatee
425
19thCentury Interpretations and Misinterpretations
475

Chapter 9 Rhysodine Beetles in the West Indies
117
An Application of a VicarianceDispersalist Model
127
Insights from Albumin Immunology
157
Chapter 12 The Historic and Prehistoric Distribution of Parrots Psittacidae in the West Indies
175
Chapter 13 Early Tertiary Vertebrate Fossils from Seven Rivers Parish of St James Jamaica and Their Biogeographical Implications
191
A Systematic and Phylogenetic Review
201
Chapter 15 The Origin of the Greater Antillean Insectivorans
237
Chapter 24 Native American Use of Animals in the Caribbean
481
Chapter 25 The Prehistory and Early History of the Caribbean
519
Evidence from Zooarchaeology and Hunter Surveys
529
A 10Year Retrospective
547
Index
561
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Charles A. Woods is Curator Emeritus at the Florida Museum of Natural History and Adjunct Professor of Zoology at the University of Florida and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of Vermont. He is the editor of Biogeography of the West Indies: Past, Present, and Future (1989) and Biodiversity of Pakistan (1997), and the author of many publications on various aspects of systematics, evolution, ecology, and biogeography. His interests in the West Indies have involved work on many islands, and he is currently completing a book on the mammals of the West Indies. He is also interested in the biogeography of sky islands, and has made many extended expeditions into the Himalayas and Hindu Kush and Karakoram ranges. He is completing a book on the mammals of the Western Himalayas.

Florence E. Sergile is a visiting scientist at the Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida. She is an agronomist with expertise in the fields of natural resource management and environmental education. She has spent much of her career working on the management of natural sites in Haiti. She has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Haiti and has worked for USAID, the United Nations, and the World Bank. She was a consultant for the production of the National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) for Haiti. During the past decade she also served as Director of Haiti-NET, a center for the conservation of the natural patrimony of Haiti.

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