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Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

John D. Thompson

Abstract

This book integrates a diverse and scattered literature to produce a synthetic account of plant evolutionary ecology. The central theme is differentiation, both among and within species, in the contemporary flora of the Mediterranean basin. This theme is developed by linking population processes to species evolution, and by examining the variation and evolution of ecological function in the context of spatial habitat variation and regional history. The Mediterranean is a region with a complex geological and climatic history, and a highly heterogeneous landscape in which human activities have g ... More

Keywords: evolutionary ecology, endemism, speciation, land-use change, climate, population ecology, landscape

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198515340
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John D. Thompson, author
Directeur de Recherches, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, C.N.R.S., France