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Handbook of Australasian Biogeography

1st Edition

Edited by Malte C. Ebach

CRC Press

376 pages | 24 Color Illus. | 48 B/W Illus.

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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.


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

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / General
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution