Phylogeography of California: An Introduction

Phylogeography of California: An Introduction

Kristina A. Schierenbeck

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0520278879

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Phylogeography of California examines the evolution of a variety of taxa—ancient and recent, native and migratory—to elucidate evolutionary events both major and minor that shaped the distribution, radiation, and speciation of the biota of California. The book also interprets evolutionary history in a geological context and reviews new and emerging phylogeographic patterns. Focusing on a region that is defined by physical and political boundaries, Kristina A. Schierenbeck provides a phylogeographic survey of California’s diverse flora and fauna according to their major organismal groups. Life history and ecological characteristics, which play prominent roles in the various outcomes for respective clades, are also considered throughout the work. Supporting scholars and researchers who study evolutionary diversification, the book analyzes research that helps assess one of the major challenges in phylogeographic studies: understanding changes in population structures shaped by geological and geographical processes. California is one of only twenty-five acknowledged biological hotspots worldwide, and the phylogeographic history of the state can be extrapolated to study other regions in western North America. Further consideration is given to implications for conservation, recommendations concerning the biogeographic provinces that roughly define the state of California, and predictions related to climate change.

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earliest fossil Caudata in North America are from 25 Ma at the beginning of the Miocene (van Frank 1955). The continued Miocene uplift of the Sierra Nevada was greater than 1,000 m, and sedimentation occurred into the Central Valley. The Coast Ranges were not yet formed, and the coastline was east of its current location. Miocene and Pliocene fossil floras indicate the gradual formation of a fairly stable Mediterranean-type climate over 23 million years that was fully developed by Pliocene.

western edge of the Central Valley are composed primarily of the Great Valley sequence. The Franciscan complex along the Central Coast and the Channel Islands were present as islands during the Miocene, 17–13 Ma, and became part of the mainland during the Pliocene, with significant uplift about 5 Ma. The Channel Islands were resubmerged 500 ka and reemerged connected as one landmass from 30 to 15 ka. An important transition for the San Ynez connection of the Gabilan and Santa Lucia Mountains

Conservation Plans in California; 20 counties with conservation land areas in their general plans; 29 additional authorities, districts, or companies as signatories to plans; and 52 cities as signatories to plans. The Habitat Conservation Planning Branch (HCPB) of the CDFW is a critical component of ecosystem-level conservation. It works closely with the NCCPA, which is identifying and providing large-area protection of native ecosystems. Mitigation banking for conservation was approved in 2013

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