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FOUNDATIONS OF BIOGEOGRAPHY

Foundations of Biogeography, an international and interdisciplinary team of distinguished biogeographers have compiled the foundational publications in this field from the 1700s to 1975, and through original commentary provide a context for the continued relevance of this research.  This book was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2004.  The book may be purchased at the University of Chicago's website  (https://cdcshoppingcart.uchicago.edu/Cart/PreferredBookbuyer.aspx?PRO=BGEO20 or use promo code BGEO20 during checkout).

For additional information regarding this series, please contact Christie Henry (chenry@press.uchicago.edu), Senior Editor, The University of Chicago Press.

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FOUNDATIONS OF BIOGEOGRAPHY - Classic Papers with Commentaries

Editors - Mark V. Lomolino, Dov F. Sax and James H. Brown

Editorial Board

Julio L. Betancourt, John C. Briggs, James H. Brown, Robert K. Colwell, Michael Donoghue, Vicki Funk, Paul Giller, Nicholas Gotelli, Lawrence Heaney, Rob Hengeveld, Christie Henry, Chris J. Humphries, Mark V. Lomolino, Glen MacDonald, David R. Perault, Brett Riddle, Klaus Rohde, Dov F. Sax, Geerat Vermeij and Robert J. Whittaker.

Published in Association with The International Biogeography Society and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (USA)


CONTENTS

PART ONE
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Early Classics
John C. Briggs and Christopher J. Humphries

1
Carolus Linnaeus (1781)
On the Increase of the Habitable Earth
                    Amonitates Academicae 2: 17-27 (translation by F. J. Brandt)

2
George LeClerc Compte Buffon (1761, translation 1791)
Natural History, General and Particular
                    London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell. (translation by W. Smellie)

3
Johann Reinhold Forster (1781)
Observations Made During a Voyage Round the World
                    London: G. Robinson.

4
Augustin de Candolle (1820)
Essai Elementaire de Geographie Botanique
                    In Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles, Vol. 18. Flevrault, Strasbourg.

5
Alexander von Humboldt (1814)
Essai sur la Geographie des Plantes
                    London, H. G. Bohn Publishers. (translated by Francesca Kern [The Natural History
                    Museum] and Philippe Janvier [National d'Histoire Naturelle (en Paris)]

6
Edward Forbes (1843)
Report on the Mollusca and Radiata of the Aegean Sea
                    Reports of the British Association of Science 1843 (1844):130-193.

7
James D. Dana (1853)
On an Isothermal Oceanic Chart
                    American Journal of Science 66: 153-157.

8
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1861)
Outlines of the distribution of Arctic plants.
                    Transactions Linnaean Society of London 23: 251-348.

9
Philip Lutley Sclater (1858)
On the Geographical Distribution of the Class Aves.
                    Journal of the Linnaean Society of London, Zoology 2: 130-145.

10
Asa Gray (1876)
Darwiniana: Essays and Reviews Pertaining to Darwinism.
                    D. Appleton and Co., New York.

11
Charles Darwin (1859)
Excerpts from Chapters XI and XII: Geographical Distribution, from On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.
                    John Murray, London.

12
Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
Chapter XXIII: Summary of the Distribution, and Lines of Migration, of the Several Classes of Animals.
                    Macmillan and Co., London.

13
Ernst Haeckel (1876)
History of Creation, or the Development of the Earth and its Inhabitants by the Action of Natural Cause.
                    Appleton, New York.

14
Hermann von Ihering (1900)
The History of the Neotropical Region
                    Science 12: 857-864.

15
C. Hart Merriam (1890)
Results of a Biological Survey of the San Francisco Mountain Region and Desert of the Little Colorado, Arizona.
                    North American Fauna 3: 5-21.

16
William Diller Matthew (1915)
Climate and Evolution.
                    Annals New York Academy of Science 24: 201-210.

17
Sven Ekman (1953)
Zoogeography of the Sea (pp. 371-374).
                    Sidgwick and Jackson, London.

18
E. V. Wulff (1943)
An Introduction to Historical Plant Geography.
                    Chronica Botanica Comp., Waltham, Mass. (translated by Elizabeth Brissenden)

PART TWO
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Earth History, Vicariance and Dispersal
Paul S. Giller, Alan A. Myers and Brett R. Riddle

19
Alfred Wegener (1924)
The Nature of the Drift Theory, from The Origin of Continents and Oceans.
                    Methuen and Co., London. (translated by J. G. A. Skerl).

20
Lars Brundin (1966)
Transantarctic Relationships and Their Significance, as Evidenced by Chironomid Midges.
                    Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakadamiens Handlingar, series 4, 11(1):437-472.

21
George Gaylord Simpson (1940)
Mammals and Land Bridges.
                    Washington Academy of Sciences, 30:137-163.

22
Philip J. Darlington, Jr. (1965)
Chapter 4: Southern Distributions in Relation to the World, in Biogeography of the Southern End of the World.
                    Harvard University Press, Cambridge.

23

Larry G. Marshall, S. David Webb, J. John Sepkoski and David M. Raup (1982)
Mammalian Evolution and the Great American Interchange.
                    Science 215:1351-1357.

24

Anthony Hallam (1967)
The Bearing of Certain Palaeozoogeographic Data on Continental Drift.
                    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology 3:201-224.

25
Sherwin Carlquist (1966)
The Biota of Long-Distance Dispersal I: Principles of Dispersal and Evolution.
                    The Quarterly Review of Biology 4:247-270.

26
F. D. Por (1971)
One Hundred Years of Suez Canal-A Century of Lessepsian Migration: Retrospects and Viewpoints.
                    Systematic Zoology 10:138-159.

PART THREE
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Species Ranges
                    Robert Hengeveld, Paul S. Giller and Brett R. Riddle

27
Joseph Grinnell (1922)
The Role of the Accidental.
                    Auk 39:373-380.

28
Eric Hultén (1959)
Outline of the History of Arctic and Boreal Biota During the Quarternary Period.
                    Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, Sherborn Fund Facsimilies No. 1

29
Evgenii Vladimirovitch Wulff (1932)
Areas, Their Centers and Boundaries, from An Introduction to Historical Plant Geography.
                    Chronica Botanica Comp. (translation 1943, Waltham, Mass.).

30
J. D. Holloway and N. Jardine (1968)
Two Approaches to Zoogeography: A Study Based on the Distribution of Butterflies, Birds and Bats in the Indo-Australian Area.
                    Proceedings of the Linnaean Society of London 179:153-188.

31
Charles Elton (1958)
Chapter Four: The Fate of Remote Islands, in The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants.
                    London: Methuen and Co.

32
Daniel H. Janzen (1967)
Why Migration Passes are Higher in the Tropics.
                    American Naturalist 101:233-249.

33
Philip V. Wells and Rainer Berger (1967)
Late Pleistocene History of Coniferous Woodland in the Mohave Desert.
                    Science 155:1640-1647.

34
John R. Flenley (1979)
The Late Quaternary Vegetational History of the Equatorial Mountains.
                    Progress in Physical Geography 3: 488-409.

35
Paul S. Martin (1973)
The Discovery of America.
                    Science, 179: 969-974.


PART FOUR
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Revolutions in Historical Biogeography
                    Vicki Funk

36
Lars Brundin (1966)
Transantarctic Relationships and Their Significance, as Evidenced by Chironomid Midges.
                    Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakadamiens Handlingar, series 4, 11(1): 46-64.

37
Willi Hennig (1966)
The Chorological Method, from Phylogenetic Systematics.
                    University of Illinois Press, Urbana. (pp. 133-139)

38
Gareth J. Nelson (1969)
The Problem of Historical Biogeography.
                    Systematic Zoology 18: 243-246.

39
Leon, Croizat (1962)
Space, Time, Form: The Biological Synthesis.
                    Published by the author, Caracas. (pp. 1 - 15).

40
Leon Croizat, Gareth Nelson and Donn Eric Rosen (1974)
Centers of Origin and Related Concepts.
                    Systematic Zoology 23: 265-287.

41
Gareth Nelson (1974)
Historical Biogeography: An Alternative Formalization.
                    Systematic Zoology 23: 555-558.

42
Norman I. Platnick and Gareth Nelson (1978)
A Method of Analysis for Historical Biogeography.
                    Systematic Zoology 27: 1-16.

43
Donn E. Rosen (1978)
Vicariant Patterns and Historical Explanation in Biogeography.
                    Systematic Zoology 27: 159-188.

PART FIVE
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Diversification
Lawrence R. Heaney and Geerat Vermeij

44
Bernard Rensch (1960)
Evolution above the Species Level.
                    New York, Columbia University Press. (pp. 22-46)

45
Ernst Mayr (1942)
Systematics and the Origin of Species.
                    New York, Columbia University Press. (pp. 154-184)

46
David Lack (1947)
Darwin's Finches: an Essay on the General Biological Theory of Evolution.
                    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

47
Philip J. Darlington, Jr. (1959)
Area, Climate, and Evolution.
                    Evolution 13: 488-510.

48
James W. Valentine (1969)
Patterns of Taxonomic and Ecological Structure of the Shelf Benthos during Phanerozoic Time.
                    Paleontology 12: 684-709.

49
David M. Raup (1972)
Taxonomic Diversity during the Phanerozoic.
                    Science 177: 1065-1071.

50
Jurgen Haffer (1969)
Speciation in Amazonian Forest Birds.
                    Science 165:131-137.

51
Guy Bush (1969)
Sympatric Host Race Formation and Speciation in Frugivorous Flies of the Genus Rhagoletis.
                    Evolution 23: 237-251.

PART SIX
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The Importance of Islands
Robert J. Whittaker

52
Olof Arrhenius (1921)
Species and Area.
                    Journal of Ecology, 9: 95-99.

53
E. O. Wilson (1959)
Adaptive Shift and Dispersal in a Tropical Ant Fauna.
                    Evolution, 13: 122-44.

54
Robert H. MacArthur and E. O. Wilson (1963)
An Equilibrium Theory of Insular Zoogeography.
                    Evolution 17: 373-387.

55
Daniel Simberloff & E. O. Wilson (1970)
Experimental Zoogeography of Islands: A Two-Year Record of Colonization.
                    Ecology, 51: 934-937.

56
James H. Brown (1971)
Mammals on Mountaintops: Non-equilibrium Insular Biogeography.
                    The American Naturalist, 105: 467-478.

57
Jared Diamond (1974)
Colonization of Exploded Volcanic Islands by Birds: The Supertramp Strategy.
                    Science 184: 803-6.

58
Jared Diamond (1975)
The Island Dilemma: Lessons of Modern Biogeographic Studies for the Design of Nature Reserves.
                    Biological Conservation 7: 129-146.

59
Stors Olson and Helen James (1982)
Fossil Birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Evidence for Wholesale Extinction by Man before Western Contact.
                    Science 217: 633-635.

PART SEVEN
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Assembly Rules
Nicholas J. Gotelli

60
Philip J. Darlington (1957)
Zoogeography: the Geographic Distribution of Animals. (pp. 484-488).
                    Wiley, New York.

61
Charles Elton (1946)
Competition and the Structure of Ecological Communities.
                    Journal of Animal Ecology 15: 54-68.

62
Carrington Bonsor Williams (1947)
The Generic Relations of Species in Small Ecological Communities.
                    Journal of Animal Ecology 16: 11-18.

63
Robert H. Whittaker (1967)
Gradient Analysis of Vegetation.
                    Biological Review 42: 207-264.

64
Robert H. MacArthur (1972)
Geographical Ecology: Patterns in the Distributions of Species. (pp. 247-251).
                    Harper and Row, New York.

65
Jared Diamond (1975)
Assembly of Species Communities, from Ecology and Evolution of Communities (eds. M. L. Cody and J. M. Diamond) (pp. 342-349).
                    Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.

66
Edward Connor and Daniel Simberloff (1979)
The Assembly of Species Communities: Chance or Competition?
                    Ecology 60: 1132-1140.

PART EIGHT
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Patterns of Species Diversity: Why Are There so Many Species in the Tropics?
James H. Brown and Dov F. Sax

67
Theodosius Dobzhansky (1950)
Evolution in the Tropics.
                    American Scientist 38:209-221.

68
Alfred Fischer (1960)
Latitudinal Variation in Organic Diversity.
                    Evolution 14:64-81.

69
George Gaylord Simpson (1964)
Species Density of North American Recent Mammals.
                    Systematic Zoology 13: 57-73.

70
Eric Pianka (1966)
Latitudinal Gradients in Species Diversity: A Review of Concepts.
                    American Naturalist 100: 33-46.

71
Robert MacArthur (1972)
Chapter 7: Patterns of Species Diversity, from Geographical Ecology.
                    Harper and Row, New York.

72
Robert H. Whittaker and William A. Niering (1975)
Vegetation of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona. V. Biomass, Production and Diversity along the Elevation Gradient.
                    Ecology 56: 771-790.

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