Assessing the geologic and climatic forcing of biodiversity and evolution surrounding the Gulf of California

Journal of the Southwest
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Abstract

For almost a century the Baja California peninsula (Peninsula), Gulf of California (Gulf), and broader Sonoran Desert region (figure 1) have drawn geologists and biologists alike to study its unique physical and evolutionary processes (e.g., Wittich 1920; Darton 1921; Nelson 1921; Johnston 1924; Beal 1948; Durham and Allison 1960). The challenge remains to untangle the long, intricate, and at times enigmatic geological and climatological histories that have shaped the high levels of endemism and biodiversity observed in the region today (Van Devender 1990; Grismer 2000; Riddle et al. 2000).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Assessing the geologic and climatic forcing of biodiversity and evolution surrounding the Gulf of California
Series title Journal of the Southwest
DOI 10.1353/jsw.2015.0005
Volume 57
Issue 2-3
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Project MUSE
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description 65 p.
First page 391
Last page 455
Country Mexico
Other Geospatial Gulf of California
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