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Plant and animal endemism in California / Susan P. Harrison.

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Author/Creator:
Harrison, Susan (Susan Patricia)
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Publication:
Berkeley, California : University of California Press, [2013]
Format:
  • Book
  • ix, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-185) and index.
Contents:
  • 1. Biotic uniqueness : an overview
  • Problems in defining endemism
  • Large-scale patterns in species richness and endemism
  • Origins of endemic species
  • Traits of endemic species
  • 2. A Brief History of California
  • Geologic history
  • Climatic history
  • Floristic history
  • 3. Plant Endemism in California : Patterns and Causes
  • Estimating Californian plant endemism
  • Geography of diversity and endemism within the state
  • Edaphic endemism
  • New evidence on the evolution of neoendemics
  • New evidence on paleoendemism
  • Californian plant endemism in a world context
  • 4. Animal Endemism in California
  • Cross-taxon comparisons
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Fish
  • Amphibians
  • Invertebrates
  • 5. Conservation Challenges in California's Endemic-Rich Landscape
  • Background: Endangered species laws
  • Natural Community Conservation Planning
  • Conservation easements
  • Conservation banking
  • Advance mitigation
  • Biodiversity information
  • Systematic conservation planning
  • Aquatic conservation
  • Climate change science and policy
  • 6. Synthesis
  • Appendix: Plant species endemic to the California Floristic Province.
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ISBN:
9780520275546
0520275543

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