The period between 1975 and 2000 was one of fundamental change in historical biogeography, island biogeography, and marine biogeography, and saw the emergence of new fields, including phylogeography and macroecology, as well as applications of biogeography for conserving biological diversity. This book, developed and published in association with the International. Biogeography Society, concentrates explicitly on these advances and on the most promising and most insightful lines of future research on the geography of nature.
MARK V. LOMOLINO is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse. He is cofounder and past President of the International Biogeography Society. Dr. Lomolino received the American Society of Mammalogists Award and serves on the editorial advisory boards for Biological Conservation and Global Ecology and Biogeography. LAWRENCE R. HEANEY is Curator and Head of the Division of Mammals at The Field Museum in Chicago. Dr. Heaney studies the ecology and evolution of mammals on the islands of Southeast Asia and