Book Volume 14 2016
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Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics

Preserving our evolutionary heritage in an extinction crisis


ISBN: 978-3-319-22460-2 (Print) 978-3-319-22461-9 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-15

    Phylogenetics and Conservation Biology: Drawing a Path into the Diversity of Life

  3. Questions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

    2. Chapter

      Pages 19-37

      The Value of Phylogenetic Diversity

    3. Chapter

      Pages 39-56

      The PD Phylogenetic Diversity Framework: Linking Evolutionary History to Feature Diversity for Biodiversity Conservation

    4. Chapter

      Pages 57-80

      Reconsidering the Loss of Evolutionary History: How Does Non-random Extinction Prune the Tree-of-Life?

    5. Chapter

      Pages 81-97

      Phylogenetics and Conservation in New Zealand: The Long and the Short of It

    6. Chapter

      Pages 99-115

      What Is the Meaning of Extreme Phylogenetic Diversity? The Case of Phylogenetic Relict Species

  4. Methods

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 117-117

    2. Chapter

      Pages 119-139

      Using Phylogenetic Dissimilarities Among Sites for Biodiversity Assessments and Conservation

    3. Chapter

      Pages 141-172

      Phylogenetic Diversity Measures and Their Decomposition: A Framework Based on Hill Numbers

    4. Chapter

      Pages 173-195

      Split Diversity: Measuring and Optimizing Biodiversity Using Phylogenetic Split Networks

    5. Chapter

      Pages 197-217

      The Rarefaction of Phylogenetic Diversity: Formulation, Extension and Application

    6. Chapter

      Pages 219-235

      Support in Area Prioritization Using Phylogenetic Information

    7. Chapter

      Pages 237-262

      Assessing Hotspots of Evolutionary History with Data from Multiple Phylogenies: An Analysis of Endemic Clades from New Caledonia

  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 263-263

    2. Chapter

      Pages 265-285

      Representing Hotspots of Evolutionary History in Systematic Conservation Planning for European Mammals

    3. Chapter

      Pages 287-304

      Priorities for Conservation of the Evolutionary History of Amphibians in the Cerrado

    4. Chapter

      Pages 305-318

      Global Spatial Analyses of Phylogenetic Conservation Priorities for Aquatic Mammals

    5. Chapter

      Pages 319-332

      Metapopulation Capacity Meets Evolutionary Distinctness: Spatial Fragmentation Complements Phylogenetic Rarity in Prioritization

    6. Chapter

      Pages 333-354

      Patterns of Species, Phylogenetic and Mimicry Diversity of Clearwing Butterflies in the Neotropics

    7. Chapter

      Pages 355-374

      Conservation of Phylogenetic Diversity in Madagascar’s Largest Endemic Plant Family, Sarcolaenaceae

    8. Chapter

      Pages 375-383

      The Future of Phylogenetic Systematics in Conservation Biology: Linking Biodiversity and Society

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 385-390