Diverse elevational diversity gradients in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A.: Chapter 10

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Abstract

Why does the number of species vary geographically? The earliest naturalists puzzled over this question, as do many biogeographers and macroecologists today. Over the last 200-plus years, the most striking geographic pattern in species richness – the decline in species richness with increasing latitude – has received the most attention. Thanks to many recent theoretical developments, coupled with global-scale databases and satellite technology, the number of candidate mechanisms that shape the latitudinal diversity gradient has been whittled down to a manageable number.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Diverse elevational diversity gradients in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A.: Chapter 10
DOI 10.1201/9781420083705.ch10
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher CRC Press
Publisher location Boca Raton, FL
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 13 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Data mining for global trends in mountain biodiversity
First page 75
Last page 87
Country United States
Other Geospatial Great Smoky Mountains National Park