Biodiversity of Pantepui: The Pristine "lost World" of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands

Rull, Valenti, Vegas-Vilarrubia, Teresa, Huber, Otto

  • 出版商: Academic Press
  • 出版日期: 2019-06-13
  • 售價: $3,550
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$3,373
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 468
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 0128155914
  • ISBN-13: 9780128155912

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Biodiversity of Pantepui: The Pristine "Lost World" of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge on the biota, origin, and evolution of the Pantepui biogeographical province. It synthesizes historical information and recent discoveries, covering the main biogeographic patterns, evolutionary trends, and conservational efforts.

Written by international experts on the biodiversity of this pristine land, this book explores what makes Pantepui a unique natural laboratory to study the origin and evolution of Neotropical biodiversity under the influence of only natural drivers. It discusses the organisms living in Pentepui, including algae, plants, several groups of invertebrates, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. The latter portion of the book delves into the effects of human activity and global warming on Pantepui, and current conservational efforts to combat these threats. Biodiversity of Pantepui is an important resource for researchers in ecology, biogeography, evolution, and conservation, who want to understand the biodiversity and natural history of this region, and how to help conserve and protect the Guiana Highlands from environmental and human damages.

  • Offers a climactic and ecological history of the region since the Late Glacial epoch
  • Discusses the evolutionary origin of the Pantepui biota and its biogeographical patterns
  • Led by a team of editors whose expertise includes Pantepui, the Guiana Shield, and the Neotropics in general