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Fynbos [elektronisk resurs] ecology, evolution, and conservation of a megadiverse region / edited by Nicky Allsopp, Jonathan F. Colville, and G. Anthony Verboom.

Allsopp, Nicky (redaktör/utgivare)
Colville, Jonathan F. (redaktör/utgivare)
Verboom, G. Anthony (redaktör/utgivare)
ISBN 9780191791949
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
Engelska online resource ( xiii, 382 s.)
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Innehållsförteckning Abstract Ämnesord
  • Chapter 1 Vegetation types of the Greater Cape Floristic Region / Nicola G. Bergh, G. Anthony Verboom, Mathieu Rouget, and Richard M. Cowling -- Chapter 2 Landscapes, rock types, and climate of the Greater Cape Floristic Region / Peter L. Bradshaw and Richard M. Cowling -- Chapter 3 Drivers, ecology, and management of fire in fynbos / Tineke Kraaij and Brian W. van Wilgen -- Chapter 4 Floristic and faunal Cape biochoria: do they exist? / Jonathan F. Colville, Alastair J. Potts, Peter L. Bradshaw, G. John Measey, Dee Snijman, Mike D. Picker, Şerban Procheş, Rauri C. K. Bowie, and John C. Manning -- Chapter 5 Cenozoic assembly of the Greater Cape flora / G. Anthony Verboom, H. Peter Linder, Félix Forest, Vera Hoffmann, Nicola G. Bergh, and Richard M. Cowling -- Chapter 6 Speciation and extinction in the Greater Cape Floristic Region / Allan G. Ellis, G. Anthony Verboom, Timotheus van der Niet, Steven D. Johnson, and H. Peter Linder -- Chapter 7 The shifting landscape of genes since the Pliocene: terrestrial phylogeography in the Greater Cape Floristic Region / Krystal A. Tolley, Rauri C.K. Bowie, G. John Measey, Benjamin W. Price, and Félix Forest -- Chapter 8 Stone Age people in a changing South African Greater Cape Floristic Region / Curtis W. Marean, Hayley C. Cawthra, Richard M. Cowling, Karen J. Esler, Erich Fisher, Antoni Milewski, Alastair J. Potts, Elzanne Singels, and Jan De Vynck. 
  • Chapter 9 The assembly and function of Cape plant communities in a changing world / Jasper A. Slingsby, David D. Ackerly, Andrew M. Latimer, H. Peter Linder, and Anton Pauw -- Chapter 10 Biotic interactions / Bruce Anderson, Nicky Allsopp, Allan G. Ellis, Steven D. Johnson, Jeremy J. Midgley, Anton Pauw, and James G. Rodger -- Chapter 11 Plant ecophysiological diversity / Michael D. Cramer, Adam G. West, Simon C. Power, Robert Skelton, and William D. Stock -- Chapter 12 Biological invasions in the Cape Floristic Region: history, current patterns, impacts, and management challenges / John R. Wilson, Mirijam Gaertner, Charles L. Griffiths, Ian Kotzé, David C. Le Maitre, Sean M. Marr, Mike D. Picker, Dian Spear, Louise Stafford, David M. Richardson, Brian W. van Wilgen, and Andrew Wannenburgh -- Chapter 13 Impacts of climate change in the Greater Cape Floristic Region / Res Altwegg, Adam West, Lindsey Gillson, and Guy F. Midgley -- Chapter 14 Conserving the Cape Floristic Region / Mathieu Rouget, Mandy Barnett, Richard M. Cowling, Tracey Cumming, Fahiema Daniels, M. Timm Hoffman, Andrew Knight, Jeff Manuel, Jeanne Nel, Azisa Parker, Domitilla Raimondo, and Tony Rebelo -- Chapter 15 People, the Cape Floristic Region, and sustainability / Nicky Allsopp, Pippin M.L. Anderson, Patricia M. Holmes, Annalie Melin, and Patrick J. O'Farrell -- Chapter 16 Geography, climate, and biodiversity: the history and future of mediterranean-type ecosystems / David D. Ackerly, William D. Stock, and Jasper A. Slingsby. 
  • South Africa's Greater Cape Floristic Region (GCFR) has intrigued biologists for centuries. It has achieved iconic status as a locus of megadiversity - a place to study the ecological underpinnings of massive evolutionary radiations in fynbos and associated vegetation types. Advances over the past two decades in unravelling the complexities of GCFR ecology and evolution are presented. The region has yielded significant contributions on adaptive radiations of large lineages (from an evolutionary perspective, the fynbos flora is the best studied in the world), conservation science, pollination biology, invasive plant biology, and palaeoanthropology (modern humans evolved along the Cape coast some 160,000 years ago). Lessons from the GCFR offer much of value for understanding the origin, maintenance, and conservation of diversity anywhere in the world. The megadiverse vegetation systems of the GCFR and its animal biota offer alternative paradigms for understanding and testing ecological theory. The relative climatic stability of the Cape region has allowed its biota to be assembled over long time frames (much of the Cenozoic), its evolution possibly most strongly influenced by the effects of fire, soils, topography, and biotic interactions. This research challenges and refines the models used to understand the natural world and how it will respond to global change. Research on the sustainability of Cape social-ecological systems and its influence on biodiversity management is covered in several chapters. South Africa is a world leader in mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into sectors that have traditionally ignored this, for example land-use planning, agriculture, tourism, and retailing.


Fynbos  (LCSH)
Fynbos ecology  -- South Africa -- Western Cape (LCSH)
Conservation of natural resources  -- South Africa -- Western Cape (LCSH)
Biodiversity  -- South Africa -- Western Cape (LCSH)
Evolution (Biology)  -- South Africa -- Western Cape (LCSH)

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