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Phylogeography of California$
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Kristina A. Schierenbeck

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520278875

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520278875.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Introduction
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Phylogeography of California
Author(s):

Kristina A. Schierenbeck

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520278875.003.0001

Chapter 1 provides the organizational context for California’s diverse biota by major organismal groups. Biogeographic studies of California are often focused on the California Floristic Province; however, for the purposes of colonization history from the south, north, east, and west, the biogeographic boundaries that define the California Floristic Province are expanded here and loosely beyond the state political boundaries. A brief history of the field of phylogeography is provided with a brief description of the current state of the field. An overview of the most commonly used methods of data collection and analysis is summarized.

Keywords:   history, biogeography, Avise, natural history, Raven, Axelrod, methods

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