Journal of Biogeography
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100 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.
Whittaker, R.J., Riddle, B.R., Hawkins, B.A. & Ladle, R.J. (2013) The geographical distribution of life and the problem of regionalization: 100 years after A.R. Wallace
Journal of Biogeography, 40, 2209–2214
Smith, C.H. (1983a) A system of world mammal faunal regions. I. Logical and statistical derivation of the regions
Journal of Biogeography, 10, 455–466.
Smith, C.H. (1983b) A system of world mammal faunal regions II. The distance decay effect upon inter-regional affinities
Journal of Biogeography, 10, 467–482.
Cox, C.B. (2001) The biogeographic regions reconsidered
Journal of Biogeography, 28, 511–523.
Morrone, J.J. (2002) Biogeographical regions under track and cladistic scrutiny
Journal of Biogeography, 29, 149–152.
Procheş, Ş. (2005) The world's biogeographical regions: cluster analyses based on bat distributions
Journal of Biogeography, 32, 607–614.
Cox, C.B. (2010) Underpinning global biogeographical schemes with quantitative data
Journal of Biogeography, 37, 2027–2028.
Esselstyn, J.A., Oliveros, C.H., Moyle, R.G., Peterson, A.T., McGuire, J.A. & Brown, R.M. (2010) Integrating phylogenetic and taxonomic evidence illuminates complex biogeographic patterns along Huxley’s modification of Wallace’s Line
Journal of Biogeography, 37, 2054–2066.
Kreft, H. & Jetz, W. (2010) A framework for delineating biogeographical regions based on species distributions
Journal of Biogeography, 37, 2029–2053.
Briggs, J.C. & Bowen, B.W. (2012) A realignment of marine biogeographic provinces with particular reference to fish distributions
Journal of Biogeography, 39, 12–30.
Rueda, M., Rodríguez, M.Á. & Hawkins, B.A. (2013) Identifying global zoogeographical regions: lessons from Wallace
Journal of Biogeography, 40, 2215–2225
Mackey, B.G., Berry, S.L. & Brown, T. (2008) Reconciling approaches to biogeographical regionalization: a systematic and generic framework examined with a case study of the Australian continent
Journal of Biogeography, 35, 213–229.
Fernandes, A.M., Wink, M. & Aleixo, A. (2012) Phylogeography of the chestnut-tailed antbird (Myrmeciza hemimelaena) clarifies the role of rivers in Amazonian biogeography
Journal of Biogeography, 39, 1524–1535.
Yang, W., Ma, K. & Kreft, H. (2013) Geographical sampling bias in a large distributional database and its effects on species richness–environment models
Journal of Biogeography, 40, 1415–1426.