Neotropical Savannas and Seasonally Dry Forests Plant Diversity, Biogeography, and Conservation
The New Taxonomy
Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution
Morphology, Shape and Phylogeny
Major Events in Early Vertebrate Evolution
Molecular Systematics and Plant Evolution
By R. Toby Pennington, James A. Ratter
December 18, 2019
More often than not, when people think of a neotropical forest, what comes to mind is a rain forest, rather than a dry forest. Just as typically, when they imagine a savanna, they visualize the African plains, rather than those dry woodlands and grasslands found in the Neotropics. These same ...
By Paul Upchurch, Alistair J. McGowan, Claire S.C. Slater
October 12, 2016
Biogeography represents one of the most complex and challenging aspects of macroevolutionary research, requiring input from both the earth and life sciences. Palaeogeographic reconstruction is frequently carried out by researchers with backgrounds in geology and palaeontology, who are less likely ...
By Quentin D. Wheeler
April 09, 2008
Finalist for 2009 The Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries Literature Award! A Fresh Look at Taxonomy The most fundamental of all biological sciences, taxonomy underpins any long term strategies for reconstructing the great tree of life or salvaging as much biodiversity as possible. ...
By David L. Hawksworth
June 26, 2003
Periodic comprehensive overviews of the status of the diverse organisms that make up wildlife are essential to determining trends, threats and future prospects. Just over 25 years ago, leading authorities on different kinds of wildlife came together to prepare an assessment of their status of a ...
By Quentin C.B. Cronk, Richard M. Bateman, Julie A. Hawkins
April 18, 2002
A benchmark text, Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution integrates the recent revolution in the molecular-developmental genetics of plants with mainstream evolutionary thought. It reflects the increasing cooperation between strongly genomics-influenced researchers, with their strong grasp of ...
By Norman MacLeod, Peter L. Forey
February 07, 2002
Generally, biologists and mathematicians who study the shape and form of organisms have largely been working in isolation from those who work on evolutionary relationships through the analysis of common characteristics. Increasingly however, dialogue between the two communities is beginning to ...
By Howard Brunton, L. Robin M. Cocks, Sarah L Long
November 29, 2001
The growth history of a brachiopod is entombed in its shell, but research on fossil and living brachiopods has generated unanswered questions about these marine invertebrates. Several contributors to Brachiopods Past and Present comment on their differing structures and morphological detail. They ...
By Per Erik Ahlberg
February 15, 2001
A multi-author volume Major Events in Early Vertebrate Evolution examines the origin and early evolution of the backboned animals (vertebrates)-the group which comprises all fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including ourselves. This volume draws together evidence from fossils, genes...
By Peter M. Hollingsworth, Richard M. Bateman, Richard J. Gornall
August 19, 1999
Molecular Systematics and Plant Evolution discusses the diversity and evolution of plants with a molecular approach. It looks at population genetics, phylogeny (history of evolution) and developmental genetics, to provide a framework from which to understand evolutionary patterns and relationships ...