Mayr, Diamond : The Birds of Northern Melanesia : Speciation, Dispersal, and Ecology

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| 2002 | | Geb, F:17,8x25,5 cm, 492 S, 9 Farbtafeln, 14 Illustrationen. | WG: Buch | Ein Standardwerk von Ernst Mayr und Jared Dia-mond über die Evolution der Vögel der Solomon und Bismark-Inseln | This authoritative monograph presents the data and interpretations collated by Ernst Mayr and Jared Diamond about the evolution of the birds of Solomon and Bismark Islands.Contents: Introduction, Part 1: Northern Melanesia's Physical and Biological Environment, 1 Geology and Geological History, 2 Climate, 3 Habitats and Vegetation, 4 Terrestrial Vertebrates Other Than Birds, Part 2: Human History and Impacts, 5 Human History, 6 Ornithological Exploration of Northern Melanesia, 7 Exterminations of Bird Populations, Part 3: The Northern Melanesian Avifauna, 8 Family Composition, 9 Determinants of Island Species Number, 10 Level of Endemism, Habitat Preference, and Abundance of Each Species, 11 Overwater Dispersal Ability of Each Species, 12 Distributional Ecology, Part 4: Colonization Routes, 13 Proximate Origins of Northern Melanesian Populations, 14 Upstream Colonization and Fuanal Dominance, 15 Ultimate Origins of Northern Melanesian, Populations, Part 5: Taxonomic Analysis: Differences Among Species, 16 The Problem of Speciation, 17 Stages of Geographical Speciation Among the Birds of Northern Melanesia, 18 Absence of Geographic Variation, 19 Geographic Variation: Subspecies, 20 Geographic Variation: Megasubspecies, 21 Geographic Variation: Allospecies, 22 Completed Speciation, 23 Hybridization, 24 Endemic Species and Genera, Part 6: Geographic Analysis: Differences Among Islands, 25 Endemism Index, 26 Pairwise Differentiation Index, 27 Pairwise Nonsharing Indices: Differences in Island Species Compositions, 28 The Establishment of Geographic Isolates, 29 Interarchipelagal Barriers, 30 Barriers Within the Bismarcks, 31 Barriers Within the Solomons, , 32 Speciation on Fragmented Solomon Islands, 33 Differential Extinction and Species, Occurrences on Fragmented Pleistocene, Islands, Part 7: Synthesis, Conclusions, and Prospects, 34 Conclusions about Speciation, 35 Species Differences, Taxon Cycles, and the Evolution of Dispersal, 36 Promising Directions for Future Research, Maps, Appendices, Appendix 1: Systematic List: Breeding Land and Freshwater Native Birds, of Northern Melanesia, Appendix 2: Nonbreeding Visitors to Northern Melanesia, Appendix 3: Introduced Bird Species in Northern Melanesia, Appendix 4: Chronologies of Ornithological Exploration, Appendix 5: Attributes of Each Bird Species, Appendix 6: Evidence of Overwater Dispersal Ability of Each Species and Allospecies in the Bismarcks and Solomons, Appendix 7: Distributions and Origins of Northern Melanesian Bird, Populations, References, Index. | [E] | Print on Demand-Titel, ggf. mit Lieferzeit 2-4 Wochen. |
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