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Ecology and biogeography in Sri Lanka

Ecology and biogeography in Sri Lanka

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Published by Dr. W. Junk Publishers, distributors for the U.S. and Canada, Kluwer Academic in The Hague, Boston, Hingham, MA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka.
    • Subjects:
    • Ecology -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Biogeography -- Sri Lanka.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies and index.

      Statementedited by C.H. Fernando.
      SeriesMonographiae biologicae ;, v. 57
      ContributionsFernando, C. H.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQP1 .P37 vol. 57, QH183.5 .P37 vol. 57
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 505 p. :
      Number of Pages505
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3184003M
      ISBN 109061931096
      LC Control Number83026784

      Description. Through eight successful editions, and over nearly 40 years, Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach has provided a thorough and comprehensive exploration of the varied scientific disciplines and research that are essential to understanding the subject. The text has been praised for its solid background in historical biogeography and basic biology, that is enhanced. BIOGEOGRAPHY THEN AND NOW. Shapiro, Arthur M. // BioScience;Mar, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p Reviews two books 'Geographical Ecology: Patterns in the Distribution of Species,' by R.H. MacArthur/ 'The Fragmented Forest: Island Biogeography Theory and the Preservation of Biotic Diversity,' by Larry D. Harris. By diversity possessed.

      This book is the first comprehensive review and analysis of the state of understanding of earthworm biogeography and ecology in North America. Topics of in-depth discussion include earthworm systematics, biogeography and ecology, influences on soil structure and ecosystem nutrient dynamics, and implications for ecosystem management. This lavishly illustrated book examines the distribution, ecology, conservation status, and biogeography of species of dragonflies in the southern plains of the United States, where twelve ecoregions converge. The topics discussed, such as phenotypic variation and ecology, are applicable and of.

      Sri Lanka was once part of the southern supercontinent Gondwana, which also included South America, Africa, India and na began to break up million years ago. The tectonic plate on which Sri Lanka was located, the Indian plate, collided with the Eurasian plate creating the Himalayas.. Sri Lanka was originally part of the Deccan land mass, contiguous with Madagascar. Sri Lanka are designated as a single biogeographical unit which first identified by Wallace (). However, as noted in a recent study since the moist Western Ghats and the Wet Zone of Sri Lanka are separated by a dry lowland plain, it might have acted as a barrier to dispersal of plants and animals (Bossuyt et al., ). It should also be noted.


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The ideas presented here are the result of almost 4 years of field experience in Sri Lanka in the course of studies on ecology, systematics, and biogeography of lizards (Erdelen, ). THE ENVIRONMENTAL BACKGROUND Size, relief, climate, and types of natural vegetation in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is situated between longitudes E 79° 39' and 81° 5Y, and latitudes N 5° 54' and 9° 52'.Cited by: This book deals with the subfamily of honeybees (Apinae), their evolution, ecology and taxonomy at the species and subspecies level.

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