Special Issue "Biogeography and Biodiversity Conservation"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Biogeography attempts to document and understand spatial patterns of biological diversity and how they change over timeframes ranging from decades to millions of years - from genes to communities and ecosystems - across gradients of area, isolation, latitude, climate, depth, and elevation. Modern biogeography utilizes a toolbox including molecules, fossils, stable isotopes, satellite imaging, geographic information systems, as well as advanced statistical and mechanistic modeling. Recent advances in biogeography rely heavily on the increasing mobilization and accessibility of existing data as well as technological and methodological advances to integrate and analyze various types of data at various temporal and spatial scales. The newly emerging discipline of conservation biogeography is concerned with employing the theory, tools and approaches of biogeography to understand the geographic context of ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes for the purpose of conserving biological diversity. For this special feature of the journal Diversity, we seek to survey the broadest range of developments in conservation biogeography, and invite contributions from both empirical and theoretical perspectives.
Prof. Dr. Brett R. Riddle
Prof. Dr. Holger Kreft
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- biogeographical regions
- biotic homogenization
- climate change
- conservation biogeography
- conservation planning
- geographical range collapse
- Linnean shortfall
- protected areas
- range shifting
- Wallacean shortfall