Geographical Strategies of Species

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Author: Eduardo H Rapoport
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152776

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Areography: Geographical Strategies of Species discusses the hypotheses and results of areography, which is the study of geographical range of species. The book consists of six chapters, which help demonstrates that the geographical range of species can be studied and can help provide a methodology to analyze the spatio-geographic strategies of species. The first chapter provides an introductory discussion on areography; the chapter also covers several issues, concerns, and criticisms on areography. Chapter 2 discusses the anatomy and morphology of areas, while Chapter 3 covers the methodological approaches. The fourth chapter tackles the concept of barriers. Chapters 5 and 6 discuss geographical and ecological areography, respectively. The text will be of great use to researchers who are involved or have an interest in areography.

Table of Contents

  • List of Tables

    1. Introduction

    2. The 'Anatomy' and 'Morphology' of Areas

    The Size of the Geographical Areas of Distribution

    Area and Feeding Regime

    The Distribution of Sizes

    Endemism and Pandemism: Two Extremes of a Curve

    A Quantitative Measure of Cosmopolitism

    The Shapes of the Areas

    Oviform Deformation

    Rectangular Model of the Perimeter-area Relation

    Distribution of Lands among Subspecies

    The Number of Internal Subspecies

    Distribution of Lands

    The Packing of Circles

    Random Partitions

    The Areas of a Species and Its Subspecies

    3. Methodological Approaches

    The Delimiting and Compacting of Areas

    Mean Propinquity Method

    Geographical Range, Geographical Distance and the Number of Subspecies

    Area and Distance

    Area and Number of Subspecies

    Subspeciation and Perimeter

    Geographical Range, Taxonomic Distance and Graph Theory

    Intersubspecific Frontiers

    Maximum Number of Arcs and Circuits

    Internal Frontiers

    Graphs and Dendrograms

    4. Barriers

    Chaotic Movement and Species Dispersal

    Dispersal as a Diffusion Process

    Dispersal Rate and Body Size

    Types of Barriers

    Porosity of Barriers

    Measuring Porosity of Natural Barriers

    Detection of Barriers and Corridors

    Equiprobabilistic Curves

    Flow Intensity and Environmental Resistance

    The Loss of Biotic Resemblance with Distance

    Distances between Equiprobabilistic Lines

    Equiprobabilistic Lines Over Gradients and Ecotones

    Predicting the Spread of Pests

    An Alternative Way for Measuring Resistance and Anisotropy

    Using other Equiprobabilistic Lines for Calculating R and A

    The Predicting Power of Equiprobabilistic Maps

    5. Geographical Areography

    Preferential Direction

    Satellitism: Segregational Direction

    Latitudinal Effects and Meridional Extension

    Latitudinal Variation of Overlap

    Diversity and Biomass


    The Measuring of Overlap

    The 'Age and Area1 Hypothesis

    6. Ecological Areography

    Area, Density and Biomass

    Variation of Density within the Range

    The Areography of Reproductive Strategies

    Microareography: Its Relations to Spatial Distribution

    Total Specific Biomass

    On How the Species Divide the Cake



Product details

  • No. of pages: 286
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152776

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