4. Basic Biogeography: Estimating Biodiversity and Mapping Nature

  1. Richard J. Ladle3,4 and
  2. Robert J. Whittaker3
  1. Brett R. Riddle1,
  2. Richard J. Ladle3,4,
  3. Sara A. Lourie2 and
  4. Robert J. Whittaker3

Published Online: 7 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390001.ch4

Conservation Biogeography

Conservation Biogeography

How to Cite

Riddle, B. R., Ladle, R. J., Lourie, S. A. and Whittaker, R. J. (2011) Basic Biogeography: Estimating Biodiversity and Mapping Nature, in Conservation Biogeography (eds R. J. Ladle and R. J. Whittaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390001.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

  2. 2

    Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  3. 3

    School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  4. 4

    Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335040

Online ISBN: 9781444390001

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Keywords:

  • distribution of diversity - challenges and applications;
  • basic biogeography, estimating biodiversity and mapping nature;
  • compositionalist/biogeographical approaches - biodiversity variation geographically;
  • foundational approaches within biogeography - world's major biogeographical regions;
  • three knowledge shortfalls - and Linnean shortfall, after Karl von Linne, species discrepancy;
  • initiatives, reducing Linnean and Wallacean shortfalls - new species discovered;
  • Wallacean shortfall, of geographical distributions of species - Linnean and Wallacean shortfalls, on sea than on land;
  • conservation biogeography - and fundamental taxonomic units;
  • mapping function - biomes, ecosystems and communities;
  • compositionalist and functionalist approaches - mapping marine environments

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Three knowledge shortfalls

  • The fundamental taxonomic units of conservation biogeography

  • Spatial distributions: from genes to biogeographical regions

  • Mapping function

  • Natural units in the marine realm

  • For discussion

  • Suggested reading