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Patterns in Biogeography

Title data

Steinbauer, Manuel ; Schweiger, Andreas ; Irl, Severin D. H.:
Patterns in Biogeography.
In: Kliman, Richard M. (ed.): Encyclopedia of evolutionary biology. Vol. 1. - Amsterdam : Elsevier , 2016 . - pp. 221-230
ISBN 978-0-12-809812-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00110-4

Abstract in another language

Biogeographic patterns result from environmental influences interacting with historic legacies and biotic characteristics. The emergence of biogeographic patterns is often scale dependent and the identification of causal processes is difficult due to complex cross-scale interactions. Prominent biogeographic patterns emerge particularly along strong environmental gradients such as latitude and elevation (species richness, range size, body size, coloration) or under isolated conditions like on islands (island gigantism/dwarfism, island woodiness, and dispersal loss). Historic legacies (such as colonization progression rules) or repeated evolutionary patterns (taxon cycle) may influence current distribution patterns. Yet, global patterns in species traits or growth forms can be clearly associated with specific environmental conditions (e.g., giant rosette plants, trait variability in Solanum).

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: No
Additional notes: BAYCEER136361
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 06:12
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 09:58
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/33941