Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity

  • ID: 4368457
  • Book
  • 544 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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MOUNTAINS, CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY

A comprehensive and up–to–date synthesis for students and researchers

Mountains are topographically complex formations that play a fundamental role in regional and continental–scale climates. They are also cradles to all major river systems and home to unique, and often highly biodiverse and threatened, ecosystems. But how do all these processes tie together to form the patterns of diversity we see today?

Written by leading researchers in the fields of geology, biology, climate, and geography, this book explores the relationship between mountain building and climate change, and how these processes shape biodiversity through time and space.

  • In the first two sections, you will learn about the processes, theory, and methods connecting mountain building and biodiversity
  • In the third section, you will read compelling examples from around the world exploring the links between mountains, climate and biodiversity
  • Throughout the 31 peer–reviewed chapters, a non–technical style and synthetic illustrations make this book accessible to a wide audience
  • A comprehensive glossary summarises the main concepts and terminology

Readership: Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity is intended for students and researchers in geosciences, biology and geography. It is specifically compiled for those who are interested in historical biogeography, biodiversity and conservation.

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List of Contributors xi

Acknowledgments xvii

Foreword by Peter Raven xix

Biography of Editors xxiii

Glossary xxv

About the Companion Website xxxv

1 Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity: An Introduction 1Carina Hoorn, Allison Perrigo and Alexandre Antonelli

Part I Mountains, Relief and Climate 15

2 Simple Concepts Underlying the Structure, Support and Growth of Mountain Ranges, High Plateaus and Other High Terrain 17Peter Molnar

3 An Overview of Dynamic Topography: The Influence of Mantle Circulation on Surface Topography and Landscape 37Caroline M. Eakin and Carolina Lithgow ]Bertelloni

4 Mountain Relief, Climate and Surface Processes 51Peter van der Beek

5 Dating Mountain Building: Exhumation and Surface Uplift 69Matthias Bernet, Verónica Torres Acosta and Mauricio A. Bermúdez

6 Stable Isotope Paleoaltimetry: Paleotopography as a Key Element in the Evolution of Landscapes and Life 81Andreas Mulch and C. Page Chamberlain

7 Phytopaleoaltimetry: Using Plant Fossils to Measure Past Land Surface Elevation 95Robert A. Spicer

8 Cenozoic Mountain Building and Climate Evolution 111Phoebe G. Aron and Christopher J. Poulsen

9 Paleoclimate 123Hemmo A. Abels and Martin Ziegler

Part II When Biology Meets Mountain Building 135

10 Mountain Geodiversity: Characteristics, Values and Climate Change 137John E. Gordon

11 Geodiversity Mapping in Alpine Areas 155Arie C. Seijmonsbergen, Matheus G.G. De Jong, Babs Hagendoorn, Johannes G.B. Oostermeijer and Kenneth F. Rijsdijk

12 Historical Connectivity and Mountain Biodiversity 171Suzette G.A. Flantua and Henry Hooghiemstra

13 The Environmental Heterogeneity of Mountains at a Fine Scale in a Changing World 187Andrés J. Cortés and Julia A. Wheeler

14 Mountains, Climate and Mammals 201Catherine Badgley, Tara M. Smiley and Rachel Cable

15 Inferring Macroevolutionary Dynamics in Mountain Systems from Fossils 217Daniele Silvestro and Jan Schnitzler

16 The Interplay between Geological History and Ecology in Mountains 231Catherine H. Graham, Mauricio Parra, Andrés Mora and Camilo Higuera

17 Mountains and the Diversity of Birds 245Jon Fjeldså

18 Teasing Apart Mountain Uplift, Climate Change and Biotic Drivers of Species Diversification 257Fabien L. Condamine, Alexandre Antonelli, Laura P. Lagomarsino, Carina Hoorn and Lee Hsiang Liow

19 Upland and Lowland Fishes: A Test of the River Capture Hypothesis 273James S. Albert, Jack M. Craig, Victor A. Tagliacollo and Paulo Petry

20 Different Ways of Defining Diversity, and How to Apply Them in Montane Systems 295Hanna Tuomisto

21 A Modeling Framework to Estimate and Project Species Distributions in Space and Time 309Niels Raes and Jesús Aguirre ]Gutiérrez

Part III Mountains and Biota of the World 321 22 Evolution of the Isthmus of Panama: Biological, Paleoceanographic and Paleoclimatological Implications 323
Carlos Jaramillo

23 The Tepuis of the Guiana Highlands 339Otto Huber, Ghillean T. Prance, Salomon B. Kroonenberg and Alexandre Antonelli

24 Ice ]Bound Antarctica: Biotic Consequences of the Shift from a Temperate to a Polar Climate 355Peter Convey, Vanessa C. Bowman, Steven L. Chown, Jane E. Francis, Ceridwen Fraser, John L. Smellie, Bryan Storey and Aleks Terauds

25 The Biogeography, Origin and Characteristics of the Vascular Plant Flora and Vegetation of the New Zealand Mountains 375Matt S. McGlone, Peter Heenan, Timothy Millar and Ellen Cieraad

26 The East African Rift System: Tectonics, Climate and Biodiversity 391Uwe Ring, Christian Albrecht and Friedemann Schrenk

27 The Alps: A Geological, Climatic and Human Perspective on Vegetation History and Modern Plant Diversity 413Séverine Fauquette, Jean ]Pierre Suc, Frédéric Médail, Serge D. Muller, Gonzalo Jiménez ]Moreno, Adele Bertini, Edoardo Martinetto, Speranta ]Maria Popescu, Zhuo Zheng and Jacques ]Louis de Beaulieu

28 Cenozoic Evolution of Geobiodiversity in the Tibeto ]Himalayan Region 429Volker Mosbrugger, Adrien Favre, Alexandra N. Muellner ]Riehl, Martin Päckert and Andreas Mulch

29 Neogene Paleoenvironmental Changes and their Role in Plant Diversity in Yunnan, South ]Western China 449Zhe ]Kun Zhou, Tao Su and Yong ]Jiang Huang

30 Influence of Mountain Formation on Floral Diversification in Japan, Based on Macrofossil Evidence 459Arata Momohara

31 The Complex History of Mountain Building and the Establishment of Mountain Biota in Southeast Asia and Eastern Indonesia 475Robert J. Morley

Index 495

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CARINA HOORN University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ALLISON PERRIGO Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre, Sweden
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Forest Cat Editing, Sweden

ALEXANDRE ANTONELLI Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre, Swede
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Sweden

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