Journal of Biogeography

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Edited By: Robert J. Whittaker

Impact Factor: 4.969

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 2/46 (Geography Physical); 18/140 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2699

Associated Title(s): Diversity and Distributions, Global Ecology and Biogeography

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New Study reveals Pike Native to Ireland

Genetic testing by a University of Salford researcher has debunked the assumption that pike were introduced to Ireland by humans, and has shown that the predatory fish may have arrived naturally on the island up to 8,000 years ago. Read more

Greater past disparity and diversity hints at ancient migrations of European honey bee lineages into Africa and Asia

Ignoring the fossil record of honey bees, traditional studies posited that they originated in Asia, and the present-day western honey bee migrated into Europe. However, contradictory new data suggests that honey bees probably originated in Europe and between 25 and 15 million years ago, invaded Asia and North America. Read more

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Phylogeography of Neotropical Trees
Journal of Biogeography: Phylogeography of Neotropical Trees The Neotropics harbour some of the most species-rich forests in the world, and understanding their biogeographical history has major implications for debates about the origins of tropical diversity, for the success of conservation efforts, and for predicting responses to climate change. This special issue is built around phylogeographical analyses of a number of Neotropical tree lineages and and provides a framework for relating evolutionary divergence to drivers such as ecological, climatic and geological change.

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Seed Dispersal on Islands
Journal of Biogeography cover Island ecosystems are famous as natural laboratories for studies in ecology and evolution because of their isolated and relatively simple ecosystems, and islands have had a central role in the development of biogeography, too. Animal-mediated seed dispersal is an ecosystem process with central implications for the demography of plants and the diversity of plant communities, which, in turn, structure the seed dispersal interactions of the future.

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Journal of Biogeography Virtual Issue: 100 years after Alfred Russel Wallace100 years after Alfred Russel Wallace
This selection of papers highlights the enduring legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace to biogeography 100 years after his death in November 1913. Wallace is perhaps best known for his co-discovery, alongside Charles Darwin, of the theory of evolution, but he is also recognized as a key founding father of zoogeography. Wallace regarded the delimitation and acceptance of the major zoogeographical regions of the world as being a crucial step in the study of the laws of distribution. In this virtual issue of the Journal of Biogeography we have therefore assembled a set of papers spanning 1983 to 2013 that focus, for the most part, on the problem of regionalization, providing illustration of the abiding relevance of Wallace’s work today both for pure and applied biogeography.

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Conservation BiogeographyConservation Biogeography
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The newly emerged sub-discipline of conservation biogeography uses the conceptual tools and methods of biogeography to address real world conservation problems and to provide predictions about the fate of key species and ecosystems over the next century. This book provides the first comprehensive review of the field in a series of closely interlinked chapters addressing the central issues within this exciting and important subject.

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