Lawrence Stevens

Museum Of Northern ArizonaUnited States of America

Dr. Larry Stevens is the Curator of Ecology and Conservation at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. He is an evolutionary ecologist and a leading authority on the biology of the Grand Canyon region. He formerly served as the Park Ecologist for Grand Canyon National Park, and in addition to his curatorial post he presently also serves as Senior Ecologist for Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, Inc., a non-governmental conservation organization. Stevens has worked on a wide array of scientific topics over his career, including biogeography, regulated river ecology, endangered species biology, and most recently the ecology and stewardship of springs. He has authored or coauthored several books and numerous scientific and popular articles on topics, recently ranging from robberfly taxonomy, waterbug biogeography, peregrine falcon foraging behavior, river and dam management, springs ecosystem ecology, and whitewater river running. His primary scientific interests focus on assemblage responses to landscape development and environmental change over time.

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Global Advances in Biogeography brings together the work of more than 30 scientific authorities on biogeography from around the world. The book focuses on spatial and temporal variation of biological assemblages in relation to landscape complexity and environmental change. Global Advances embraces four themes: biogeographic theory and tests of concepts, the regional biogeography of individual taxa, the biogeography of complex landscapes, and the deep-time evolutionary biogeography of macrotaxa. In addition, the book provides a trove of new information about unusual landscapes, the natural history of a wide array of poorly known plant and animal species, and global conservation issues. This book is well illustrated with numerous maps, graphics, and photographs, and contains much new basic biogeographical information that is not available elsewhere. It will serve as an invaluable reference for professionals and members of the public interested in global biogeography, evolution, taxonomy, and conservation.

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