In the Light of Evolution, Volume X: Comparative Phylogeography

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In the Light of Evolution,  Volume X: Comparative Phylogeography

In the Light of Evolution, Volume X: Comparative Phylogeography
Nas Press | 2017 | ISBN: 0309444225 9780309444224 | 433 pages | PDF | 17 MB

The central goal of the In the Light of Evolution (ILE) series is to promote the evolutionary sciences. This volume focuses on recent developments in phylogeographic research and their relevance to past accomplishments and future research directions.

Biodiversity - the genetic variety of life - is an exuberant product of the evolutionary past, a vast human-supportive resource (aesthetic, intellectual, and material) of the present, and a rich legacy to cherish and preserve for the future. Two urgent challenges, and opportunities, for 21st-century science are to gain deeper insights into the evolutionary processes that foster biotic diversity, and to translate that understanding into workable solutions for the regional and global crises that biodiversity currently faces. A grasp of evolutionary principles and processes is important in other societal arenas as well, such as education, medicine, sociology, and other applied fields including agriculture, pharmacology, and biotechnology. The ramifications of evolutionary thought also extend into learned realms traditionally reserved for philosophy and religion.

Contents
Preface
Part I: COMPARATIVE PHYLOGEOGRAPHY IN A SPATIAL SENSE+
1 Comparative Phylogeography of the Ocean Planet
2 Comparative Phylogeography Clarifies the Complexity and Problems of Continental Distribution That Drove A. R. Wallace to Favor Islands
3 Inferring Responses to Climate Dynamics from Historical Demography in Neotropical Forest Lizards
4 Comparative Phylogeography of Oceanic Archipelagos: Hotspots for Inferences of Evolutionary Process
Part II: COMPARATIVE PHYLOGEOGRAPHY IN A GENOMIC SENSE
5 Effects of the Population Pedigree on Genetic Signatures of Historical Demographic Events
6 The Probability of Monophyly of a Sample of Gene Lineages on a Species Tree
7 Phylogeographic Model Selection Leads to Insight into the Evolutionary History of Four-Eyed Frogs
8 Toward a Paradigm Shift in Comparative Phylogeography Driven by Trait-Based Hypotheses
9 Reticulation, Divergence, and the PhylogeographyPhylogenetics Continuum
Part III: COMPARATIVE PHYLOGEOGRAPHY IN A TAXONOMIC SENSE
10 Global Biogeography of Microbial Nitrogen-Cycling Traits in Soil
11 Phenotypes in Phylogeography: Species' Traits, Environmental Variation, and Vertebrate Diversification
12 Geogenetic Patterns in Mouse Lemurs (Genus *Microcebus*) Reveal the Ghosts of Madagascar's Forests Past
13 Bison Phylogeography Constrains Dispersal and Viability of the Ice-Free Corridor in Western Canada
14 Evolutionary Lessons from California Plant Phylogeography
15 Human Phylogeography and Diversity
Part IV: COMPARATIVE PHYLOGEOGRAPHY IN A CONCEPTUAL SENSE
16 Union of Phylogeography and Landscape Genetics - Leslie J. Rissler
References
Index
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