Fynbos : ecology, evolution, and conservation of a megadiverse region / Nicky Allsopp, Jonathan F. Colville, and G. Anthony Verboom
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)
- Additional Creators:
- Allsopp, Nicky, Colville, Jonathan F., and Verboom, G. Anthony
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Vegetation types of the Greater Cape Floristic Region / Richard M. Cowling -- 2.Landscapes, rock types, and climate of the Greater Cape Floristic Region / Richard M. Cowling -- 3.Drivers, ecology, and management of fire in fynbos / Brian W. van Wilgen -- 4.Floristic and faunal Cape biochoria: do they exist? / John C. Manning -- 5.Cenozoic assembly of the Greater Cape flora / Richard M. Cowling -- 6.Speciation and extinction in the Greater Cape Floristic Region / H. Peter Linder -- 7.The shifting landscape of genes since the Pliocene: terrestrial phylogeography in the Greater Cape Floristic Region / Felix Forest -- 8.Stone Age people in a changing South African Greater Cape Floristic Region / Jan De Vynck -- 9.The assembly and function of Cape plant communities in a changing world / Anton Pauw -- 10.Biotic interactions / James G. Rodger -- 11.Plant ecophysiological diversity / William D. Stock -- 12.Biological invasions in the Cape Floristic Region: history, current patterns, impacts, and management challenges / Andrew Wannenburgh -- 13.Impacts of climate change in the Greater Cape Floristic Region / Guy F. Midgley -- 14.Conserving the Cape Floristic Region / Tony Rebelo -- 15.People, the Cape Floristic Region, and sustainability / Patrick J. O'Farrell -- 16.Geography, climate, and biodiversity: the history and future of mediterranean-type ecosystems / Jasper A. Slingsby.
- South Africa's Greater Cape Floristic Region has intrigued biologists for centuries. It has achieved iconic status as a locus of megadiversity - a place to study the ecological underpinnings of massive evolutionary radiations in fynbos and associated vegetation types. Advances over the past two decades in unravelling the complexities of GCFR ecology and evolution are presented. The region has yielded significant contributions on adaptive radiations of large lineages, conservation science, pollination biology, invasive plant biology, and palaeoanthropology.
- 9780191791949 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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