Evolution and Environment in Tropical America (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
436
Utgivningsdatum
1996-12-01
Upplaga
illustrated ed
Förlag
University of Chicago Press
Medarbetare
etc.
Illustrationer
35 halftones, 31 tables
Dimensioner
234 x 158 x 29 mm
Vikt
754 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780226389424
Evolution and Environment in Tropical America (inbunden)

Evolution and Environment in Tropical America

Inbunden Engelska, 1996-12-01
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How were the tropical Americas formed? This volume draws on extensive, multidisciplinary research in its attempt to develop new views of the geological formation of the isthmus linking North and South America, and of the major environmental changes that reshaped the Neotropics to create its present-day marine and terrestrial ecosystems. The 24 contributors use current work in paleontology, geology, oceanography, anthropology, ecology and evolution to form this argument of rapid environmental and evolutionary change. Their conclusions seek a revision of existing interpretations of the fossil record and the processes - including invading Eurasian peoples - that have produced it.
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Jeremy B. C. Jackson is director of the Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archeology at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the William and Mary B. Ritter Professor of Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Scott Lidgard is an associate curator of fossil invertebrates in the Department of Geology at the Field Museum, lecturer in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, and adjunct associate professor of biology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Frank K. McKinney is a professor emeritus in the Department of Geology at Appalachian State University and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Palaeontology at The Natural History Museum, London.

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Preface 1: Evolution and Environment: Introduction and Overview Jeremy B. C. Jackson, Ann F. Budd. 2: The Geologic Evolution of the Central American Isthmus Anthony G. Coates, Jorge A. Obando. 3: Graphic Correlation of Marine Deposits from the Central American Isthmus: Implications for Late Neogene Paleoceanography Harry J. Dowsett, Mathew A. Cotton. 4: Biotic and Oceanographic Response to the Pliocene Closing of the Central American Isthmus Thomas M. Cronin, Harry J. Dowsett. 5: The Oxygen Isotopic Record of Seasonality in Neogene Bivalves from the Central American Isthmus Jane L. Teranes, Dana H. Geary, Brian E. Bemis. 6: Environmental Changes in Caribbean Shallow Waters Relative to the Closing Tropical American Seaway Laurel S. Collins 7: Plio-Pleistocene Turnover and Extinctions in the Caribbean Reef-Coral Fauna Ann F. Budd, Kenneth G. Johnson, Thomas A. Stemann. 8: Speciation, Extinction, and the Decline of Arborescent Growth in Neogene and Quaternary Cheilostome Bryozoa of Tropical America Alan H. Cheetham, Jeremy B. C. Jackson. 9: Paciphilia Revisited: Transisthmian Evolution of the Strombina Group (Gastropoda: Columbellidae) Jeremy B. C. Jackson, Peter Jung, Helena Fortunato. 10: Diversity of Pliocene-Recent Mollusks in the Western Atlantic: Extinction, Origination, and Environmental Change Warren D. Allmon, Gary Rosenberg, Roger W. Portell, Kevin Schindler. 11: Molecular Comparisons of Transisthmian Species Pairs: Rates and Patterns of Evolution Timothy Collins 12: Late Cenozoic Evolution of the Neotropical Mammal Fauna S. David Webb, Alceu Rancy. 13: Quaternary Environmental History and Forest Diversity in the Neotropics Paul A. Colinvaux List of Contributors Index