Biotic response to global change : the last 145 million years /

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Imprint:New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 501 pages) : illustrations, maps
Climatic changes.
Climat -- Changements -- Aspect de l'environnement.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science (see also Chemistry -- Environmental)
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Wilderness.
NATURE -- Ecology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects.
Climat -- Changements -- Aspect de l'environnement.
Climatic changes.
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Varying Form of Title:Biotic response
Other authors / contributors:Culver, Stephen J.
Rawson, Peter Franklin.
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-473) and index.
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Summary:Includes information on Asia, Australia, Britain, climate change, corals, environmental change, Europe, faunal turnovers, Flandrian environmental history, glaciation, human evolution, land bridges, mammals, North America, oceanic circulation, plant record, pollen records, reef communities, rifting, sea levels, species diversity/richness, Tibetan Plateau, terrestrial vertebrates, etc.
Other form:Print version: Biotic response to global change. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000 0521663040
Table of Contents:
  • List of contributors
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Cretaceous world
  • 3. The Cenozoic world
  • 4. Calcareous nannoplankton and global climate change
  • 5. Phenotypic response of foraminifera to episodes of global environmental change
  • 6. The response of planktonic formanifera to the Late Pliocene intensification of Northern Hemisphere glaciation
  • 7. The response of Cretaceous cephalopods to global change
  • 8. Global change and the fossil fish record: the relevance of systematics
  • 9. Response of shallow water foraminiferal paleocommunities to global and regional environmental change
  • 10. Intrinsic and extrinsic controls on the diversification of the Bivalvia
  • 11. Global events and biotic interaction as controls on the evolution of gastropods
  • 12. Algal symbiosis, and the collapse and recovery of reef communities: Lazarus corals across the K-T boundary
  • 13. Changes in the diversity, taxic composition and life-history patterns of echinoids over the past 145 million years
  • 14. Origin of the modern bryozoan fauna
  • 15. Angiosperm diversification and Cretaceous environmental change
  • 16. Cenozoic evolution of modern plant communities and vegetation
  • 17. Leaf physiognomy and climate change
  • 18. Biotic response to Late Quaternary global change - the pollen record: a case study from the Upper Thames Valley, England
  • 19. The Cretaceous and Cenozoic record of insects (Hexapoda) with regard to global change
  • 20. The palaeoclimatological significance of Late Cenozoic Coleoptera: familiar species in very unfamiliar circumstances
  • 21. Amphibians, reptiles and birds: a biogeographical review
  • 22. Paleogene mammals: crises and ecological change
  • 23. Response of Old World terrestrial vertebrate biotas to Neogene climate change
  • 24. Mammalian response to global change in the later Quaternary of the British Isles
  • 25. Human evolution: how an African primate became global
  • 26. The biotic response to global change: a summary
  • References
  • Index