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Biotectonics

Tectonics as the Driver of Bioregionalisation

Authors: Ebach, Malte, Bernard, Michaux

  • First and most up-to-date review of the impact of tectonics on bioregionalisation
  • Easily digestible introduction to neotectonics and bioregionalsation
  • Detailed case studies including Australia and the proto-Pacific coast
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Tectonic plates are constantly moving, either crashing into one another creating a mosaic of mountains and shallow seas, or tearing apart and isolating large swathes of land. In both cases plate tectonics separates populations leading to the evolution of biota. Tectonics is also responsible for the destruction life, for instance when large coral reefs or shallow seas are compressed to form mountain peaks. Could recent research into these processes provide enough evidence to show that tectonics may be the ultimate driver of life on Earth? 

Our book delves into the current research in tectonics, particularly neotectonics, and its impact on rapid changes on biogeographical classification, also known as bioregionalisation. We also introduce a new term biotectonics that studies the impact of tectonics on biogeoregionalisation. The question we ask is how tectonics directly influences the distribution of biota in four case studies: the Mesozic and early Palaeogene Australides, which spans the Proto-Pacific coast of the South America, Antaractica and Australiasia; and the Neogene of Australia. To conclude we examine the role of neotectonics on tranistion zones and the Amazon Basin and make a case for biotectonic extinction. 


About the authors

Dr. Malte C. Ebach is a Senior Lecturer in the Changing Earth Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Biogeography and Australian Systematic Botany. Dr. Ebach published FOUNDATIONS OF SYSTEMATICS AND BIOGEOGRAPHY in 2008 and ORIGINS OF BIOGEOGRAPHY in 2015 both with Springer.
Dr. Bernard Michaux is a biogeographer who has published TEWKESBURY WALKS with Springer in 2014 and BIOGEOLOGY with CRC press in 2019.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotectonics
Book Subtitle
Tectonics as the Driver of Bioregionalisation
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Evolutionary Biology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51773-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51773-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-51772-4
Series ISSN
2192-8134
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 242
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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