The Handbook of Australasian Biogeography is the most comprehensive overview of the biogeography of Australasian plants, fungi and animal taxa in a single volume. This volume is unique in its coverage of marine, freshwater, terrestrial, and subterranean taxa. It is an essential publication for anyone studying or researching Australasian biogeography. The book contains biogeographic reviews of all major plant, animal and fungal groups in Australasia by experts in the field, including a strong emphasis on invertebrates, algae, fungi and subterranean taxa. It discusses how Australasia is different from the rest of the world and what other areas share its history and biota.
Biodiversity and bioregionalisation perspectives on the historical biogeography of Australia Gerassimo Cassis, Shawn W. Laffan & Malte. C. Ebach Historical biogeography of diatoms in Australasia: A preliminary assessment David M. Williams & J. Pat Kociolek Marine Phytoplankton Bioregions in Australian Seas Gustaaf M. Hallegraeff, Anthony J Richardson & Alex Coughlan Biogeography of Australian seaweeds John M. Huisman, Roberta A. Cowan & Olivier De Clerck Biogeography of Australian Marine Invertebrates Shane T. Ahyong Biogeography of Australian marine fishes Anthony C. Gill & Randall D. Mooi Australian comparative phytogeography: a review Daniel J. Murphy and Darren M. Crayn Biogeography of Australasian fungi: from mycogeography to the mycobiome Tom W. May Australian Insect Biogeography: Beyond Faunal Provinces and Elements Towards Processes David K. Yeates & Gerasimos Cassis The Biogeography of Australasian Arachnids Mark S. Harvey, Michael G. Rix, Danilo Harms, Gonzalo Giribet, Cor J. Vink & David E. Walter Australasian subterranean biogeography William F. Humphreys Molecular biogeography of Australian and New Zealand reptiles and amphibians Mitzy Pepper, Scott J. Keogh & David G. Chapple The Biogeographical history of non-marine mammaliaforms in the Sahul Region Robin M. D. Beck
Reviews for Handbook of Australasian Biogeography
Although impossible to cover all taxonomic groups, the book significantly discusses the biogeography of not only the usual groups of flowering plants and terrestrial vertebrates, but insects, arachnids, marine fishes, algae (diatoms and seaweeds), terrestrial fungi, and subterranean cave animals (terrestrial and aquatic troglobionts). This book achieves the goals set out by Ebach in his preface, and I recommend it highly to researchers, teachers, and students. -- Pauline Ladiges, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol 93, 2018