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Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean$
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John D. Thompson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515340

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.001.0001

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Introduction: Themes, structure,and objectives

Introduction: Themes, structure,and objectives

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(p.1) Introduction: Themes, structure,and objectives
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Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean
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John D. Thompson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0001

This introductory chapter sets the scene both in terms of evolutionary themes and regional history. The two main evolutionary themes of the book — diversity and adaptation — are presented and the objectives of the book outlined. The purpose is to place the evolutionary processes which shape plant evolution firmly into the context of the three main historical influences on vegetation in the Mediterranean region: geological history, the development of the Mediterranean-type climate, and the history of human activities. This triptych of factors has created the template for the evolution of diversity among biogeographic regions, and for population differentiation across the Mediterranean mosaic landscape.

Keywords:   regional history, human activities, Mediterranean climate, geological history, endemism, mosaic landscape

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