"Synthesizes the history, ecology, and evolutionary biology of Mediterranean animals and plants and their habitats, focusing on the region's incredible biodiversity and causes for it. Coverage encompasses biological diversity at many spatial scales of space and biological integration, with chapters on species and community variations, life-history traits and ecosystem functioning, and humans as sculptors of Mediterranean landscapes. The writing style is informal, without technical jargon. Includes b&w maps and drawings. Blondel is director of research at CNRS, France; Aronson is research ecologist at CEFE/CNRS, France."--SciTech Book News
About the Author
Jacques Blondel is at Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche, Montpellier. James Aronson is at Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche, Montpellier.