Reading List

Required electronic reserves (in red) available through Learn@UW. Optional text readings from Biogeography (4th edition).







Optional Reading E. Reserve. Text. Chpt. 17: The Frontiers of Biogeography [pp. 761-764];
E. Reserve. Text. Chpt. 1: The Science of Biogeography [pp. 3-14]
 Climate and Plant Vegetation E. Reserve. Text. Chpt. 3: The Physical Template [pp. 47-68]


 Biomes (general) E. Reserve. Text. Chpt. 5: Distributions of Communities [pp. 136-150]


 Tropical Rainforest Vegetation

 [optional: Archibold pp. 15-33]


 Tropical Seasonal Vegetation

 [optional: Archibold pp. 60-81]


 Desert Vegetation

 [optional: Archibold pp. 95-115]


   Mediterranean, Temperate Forests

 [optional: Archibold pp. 131-145; 165-181]


  Taiga, Tundra, Alpine, Grasslands

 [optional: Archibold pp. 238-255; 280-300; 204-220]


  Distributions & Floristics Text. Chpt. 4: Distribution of Species [pp. 83-119], Chpt. 10: Geography of Diversification [pp. 361-381, 396-413]

Text. Chpt. 7: Speciation and Extinction [pp. 207-258], Chpt. 10: The Geography of Diversification [pp. 413-421]


 Species Variation & Speciation

E. Reserve. Briggs, D. and S. M. Walters. 1997. Plant Variation and Evolution (3rd ed.). Chapter 8, Infraspecific Variation and the Ecotype Concept [pp. 167-190]


  Historical Biogeography Text. Chpt. 8: The Changing Earth [pp. 259-312];
E. Reserve. Text. Chpt. 2: The History of Biogeography [pp. 15-34]


 Organismal History

Text. Chpt. 11: Reconstructing the History of Lineages [pp. 423-436, 453-456], Chpt. 12: Reconstructing the History of Biotas [pp. 457-490, 498-505]


 Relationships of Floras Text. Chpt. 10: Geography of Diversification. E. Reserve. Sanmartin, I. and F. Ronquist. 2004. Southern hemisphere biogeography inferred by event-based models: plant versus animal patterns. Syst. Biol. 53: 216-243. Optional Reading E. Reserve. Donoghue, M. J. and S. A. Smith. 2004. Patterns in the assembly of temperate forests around the Northern Hemisphere. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 359: 1633-1644.
 Phylogeography and PhyloEcoGeography Text. Chpt. 11: Reconstructing the History of Lineages [pp. 436-441], Chpt. 12: Reconstructing the History of Biotas [pp. 490-498]; E. Reserve. Donoghue, M. J. and E. J. Edwards. 2014. Biome shifts and niche evolution in plants. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 45: 547-555 (only).


 Island Biogeography Text. Chpt. 13: Island Biogeography [pp. 509-557]
 Island Biology Text. Chpt. 6: Dispersal and Immigration [pp. 167-206], Chpt. 7: Speciation and Extinction [pp. 237-242]; Chpt. 14: Island Biogeography [pp. 559-619]; E. Reserve. Gillespie, R. G. et al. 2012. Long-distance dispersal: a framework for hypothesis testing. Trends Ecol. Evol. 27: 47-56.
Optional Reading E. Reserve. Nathan, R. 2006. Long-distance dispersal of plants. Science 313: 786-788.


 Hawaiian Biogeography

Text. Chpt. 11: Reconstructing the History of Lineages [pp. 478-483];
E. Reserve. Givnish, T. et al. 2009. Origin, adaptive radiation and diversification of the Hawaiian lobeliads. Proc. Royal Society B 276: 407-416


 Tepui, Paramo, & Afro-alpine Biogeography

E. Reserve. Madrinan, S. et al. 2013. Páramo is the world’s fastest evolving and coolest biodiversity hotspot. Frontiers Genetics 4 (192): 1-7; Optional Reading E. Reserve. Sclenar, P. et al. 2014. Island biogeography of tropical alpine floras. Jour. Biog. 41: 287-297.

 Biogeography of Ancient Floras

Text. Chpt. 11: Reconstructing the History of Lineages [pp. 441-453]


 North American Flora Optional Reading E. Reserve. Graham, A. 1993. History of the vegetation: Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) - Tertiary. Pp. 57-70 in Flora of North America, North of Mexico.
 Pleistocene Biogeography Text. Chpt. 9: Glaciation and Biogeographic Dynamics of the Pleistocene [pp. 313-357]; E. Reserve. Gavin, D. G. et al. 2014. Climate refugia: joint inference from fossil records, species distribution models and phylogeography. New Phytol. 204: 37-54.




 Weeds, Extinction, and Conservation Biogeography

E. Reserve. Ellwood, E. R. et al. 2013. Record-breaking early flowering in the eastern United States. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53788.

E. Reserve. Quammen, D. Planet of Weeds.

Text. Chpt. 7: Speciation and Extinction [pp. 242-249], Chpt. 16: Conservation Biogeography and the Dynamic Geography of Humanity [pp. 697-759]