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1st Edition

Handbook of Australasian Biogeography

ISBN 9781482236361
Published January 6, 2017 by CRC Press
376 Pages 24 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Handbook of Australasian Biogeography is the most comprehensive overview of the biogeography of Australasian plants, fungi and animal taxa in a single volume. This volume is unique in its coverage of marine, freshwater, terrestrial, and subterranean taxa. It is an essential publication for anyone studying or researching Australasian biogeography. The book contains biogeographic reviews of all major plant, animal and fungal groups in Australasia by experts in the field, including a strong emphasis on invertebrates, algae, fungi and subterranean taxa. It discusses how Australasia is different from the rest of the world and what other areas share its history and biota.

Table of Contents

Biodiversity and bioregionalisation perspectives on the historical biogeography of Australia
Gerassimo Cassis, Shawn W. Laffan & Malte. C. Ebach

Historical biogeography of diatoms in Australasia: A preliminary assessment
David M. Williams & J. Pat Kociolek

Marine Phytoplankton Bioregions in Australian Seas
Gustaaf M. Hallegraeff, Anthony J Richardson & Alex Coughlan

Biogeography of Australian seaweeds
John M. Huisman, Roberta A. Cowan & Olivier De Clerck

Biogeography of Australian Marine Invertebrates
Shane T. Ahyong

Biogeography of Australian marine fishes
Anthony C. Gill & Randall D. Mooi

Australian comparative phytogeography: a review
Daniel J. Murphy and Darren M. Crayn

Biogeography of Australasian fungi: from mycogeography to the mycobiome
Tom W. May

Australian Insect Biogeography: Beyond Faunal Provinces and Elements Towards Processes
David K. Yeates & Gerasimos Cassis

The Biogeography of Australasian Arachnids
Mark S. Harvey, Michael G. Rix, Danilo Harms, Gonzalo Giribet, Cor J. Vink & David E. Walter

Australasian subterranean biogeography
William F. Humphreys

Molecular biogeography of Australian and New Zealand reptiles and amphibians
Mitzy Pepper, Scott J. Keogh & David G. Chapple

The Biogeographical history of non-marine mammaliaforms in the Sahul Region
Robin M. D. Beck

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Although impossible to cover all taxonomic groups, the book significantly discusses the biogeography of not only the usual groups of flowering plants and terrestrial vertebrates, but insects, arachnids, marine fishes, algae (diatoms and seaweeds), terrestrial fungi, and subterranean “cave” animals (terrestrial and aquatic troglobionts). This book achieves the goals set out by Ebach in his preface, and I recommend it highly to researchers, teachers, and students.

-- Pauline Ladiges, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol 93, 2018