Fynbos : Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region, Paperback / softback Book

Description

South Africa's fynbos region has intrigued biologists for centuries.

It has achieved iconic status as a locus of megadiversity and therefore a place to study the ecological underpinnings of massive evolutionary radiations.

Researchers have made great advances over the past two decades in unravelling the complexities of fynbos ecology and evolution, and the region has contributed significant insights into the adaptive radiations of large lineages, conservationscience, pollination biology, invasive plant biology, and palaeoanthropology.

Lessons from the fynbos offer much of value for understanding the origin, maintenance, and conservation of diversity anywhere in the world.

This book provides the first synthesis of the field for 20 years, bringing together the latest ecological and evolutionary research on the South African global biodiversity hotspots of the Greater Cape Floristic Region - the iconic fynbos and succulent karoo.

It explores the historical and modern physical and biological environment of this region, the circumstances and processes which have fostered its remarkable biodiversity, and the role this diversity has played in the emergence of modernhumans.

It also discusses the challenges of contemporary management and conservation of the region's biodiversity in the face of accelerating global change.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Evolution
  • ISBN: 9780198777762

£42.99

 
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