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What is the most biodiverse tropical region?

According to a recent paper by Peter Raven and collaborators, the Neotropics is the most biodiverse tropical region in absolute terms, encompassing one third of global diversity, but Southeast Asia is proportionally richer if we consider its smaller area. Reference:

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Are we in the Anthropozoic era?

The manuscript entitled: The Anthropozoic era revisited, by V. Rull, has been accepted for publication in the journal Lethaia. The abstract is provided below. Abstract: This paper explains in some detail the poorly known proposal of Stoppani (1873) regarding the

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The three dimensions of human impact on island vegetation

The manuscript entitled: Pristinity, degradation and replacement: the three dimensions of human impact on island vegetation, by V. Rull, has been accepted for publication in the journal Progress in Physical Geography. The abstract is reproduced below. Abstract: This paper presents

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The Elsevier book on the paleoecology of Easter Island already published!

Editorial summary. This book synthesizes the available paleoecological knowledge from the last millennia of Easter Island to pave the way towards an integrated interdisciplinary vision of the island’s environmental-ecological-cultural system as a complex functional unit. Human and environmental deterministic views

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New Springer book on the prehistory of Easter Island

Springer has approved the publication of a new book entitled The Prehistory of Easter Island (Rapa Nui): Towards a Multidisciplinary Integrative Framework, edited by Valentí Rull and Christopher M. Stevenson. The book is aimed at presenting representative papers from a

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A lesson for global change?

We live in a society that is incapable of controlling itself in the face of an epidemic disease that directly threatens our own individual lives. How can we expect that the same society becomes worried about the possible consequences of

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Neotropical Diversification: Patterns and Processes – Just Published!

Editorial summary: This newly published book provides a comprehensive overview of the patterns of biodiversity in a wide of Neotropical biomes and ecosystems, as well as a discussion on their historical biogeographies and underlying diversification processes. All chapters have been

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Quaternary Ecology, Evolution and Biogeography

This is the title of a new book published by Elsevier-Academic Press some days ago. Here I reproduce the cover and attach the front matter (freely accessible), with the table of contents and the introduction. The book can be bought

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The 2020 glaciation

My wish for 2020 is that an imaginary glaciation erodes all evil so we can start again from scratch. I know it is silly but it is nothing more than a wish, although a very intense one See you (or

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Biodiversity of the Lost World

The book “Biodiversity of Pantepui, the Pristine Lost World of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands”, edited by V. Rull, T. Vegas-Vilarrúbia, O. Huber and C Señaris, is already published in Paperback and eBook formats. See the Elsevier website. This book provides

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