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Lost World’s biodiversity uncovered

The book about the biodiversity of the Conan Doyle’s Lost World will be issued in a couple of weeks. The title is “Biodiversity of Pantepui, the Pristine Lost World of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands” and is published by Elsevier-Academic Press.

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Easter Island discovery: all options remain open

According to the current paradigm, the remote and enigmatic Easter Island, in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, is thought to have been discovered and settled by Polynesian sailors between about 800 and 1200 CE. However, recent studies using the latest genomic,

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Biodiversity of the “Lost World” – Table of Contents

The book “Biodiversity of Pantepui: the pristine ‘Lost World’ of the Neotropics”, edited by Valentí Rull (Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera, Barcelona), Teresa Vegas-Vilarrúbia (University of Barcelona), Otto Huber (Museum of Nature South Tyrol) and Celsa Señaris (Venezuelan Institute

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New Springer book on neotropical diversification

The book proposal on neotropical diversification edited by V. Rull and A. Carnaval has been approved by Springer. The book will gather as many geographical settings, organism groups (including some rarely addressed in this context) and points of view as

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Book on the biodiversity of the “Lost World”

The famous novel of Arthur Conan Doyle entitled “The Lost World” was inspired by the remote, enigmatic and still pristine flat summits of the neotropical table mountains known as the Guayana Highlands (GH), whose unique, diverse and largely endemic biota

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Neotropical diversification – the book

In November 2016, Springer contacted me to write a book on neotropical diversification. I proposed an edited book including as many views as possible on this fascinating topic and inivted Ana Carnaval, from the City University of New York, to

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