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By Kristina A. Schierenbeck

Phylogeography of California examines the evolution of numerous taxa—ancient and up to date, local and migratory—to elucidate evolutionary occasions either significant and minor that formed the distribution, radiation, and speciation of the biota of California. The booklet additionally translates evolutionary background in a geological context and experiences new and rising phylogeographic styles. targeting a quarter that's outlined by way of actual and political barriers, Kristina A. Schierenbeck offers a phylogeographic survey of California’s different wildlife in accordance with their significant organismal teams. lifestyles historical past and ecological features, which play popular roles within the quite a few results for respective clades, also are thought of in the course of the paintings. helping students and researchers who research evolutionary diversification, the e-book analyzes examine that is helping verify one of many significant demanding situations in phylogeographic experiences: figuring out adjustments in inhabitants constructions formed by way of geological and geographical approaches. California is one in all basically twenty-five said organic hotspots around the world, and the phylogeographic heritage of the nation may be extrapolated to check different areas in western North the USA. extra attention is given to implications for conservation, innovations about the biogeographic provinces that approximately outline the nation of California, and predictions regarding weather change.

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