Search for dissertations about: "Neotropics"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the word Neotropics.

  1. 1. Species Limits, and Evolutionary History of Glassfrogs

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher; Carles Vilà; Jennifer A. Leonard; Miguel Vences; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Amphibia; Anura; Biogeography; Centrolenidae; Diversification; Frogs; Molecular Phylogenetics; Neotropics; Pristimantis; Speciation; Species; Systematics; Taxonomy; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology Systematics and phylogenetics; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi Systematik och fylogeni; systematisk zoologi; Systematic Zoology;

    Abstract : Recognizing the mechanisms of speciation and the limits of species is essential to understand the origin of biodiversity and how to conserve it. The general aims of my investigations during my doctoral studies were two-fold: to study evolutionary patterns and processes, and to provide specific and superspecific taxonomic classifications that try to reflect evolutionary history. READ MORE

  2. 2. Spatiotemporal Evolution of Neotropical Organisms: New Insights into an Old Riddle

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Geson Hylte Tryck

    Author : Alexandre Antonelli; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Neotropics; Biodiversity patterns; Speciation models; Andean uplift; K T Event; Biogeography; Phylogenetics; Molecular dating; Rubiaceae; Chloranthaceae; Campanulaceae; Tetrapods; Biological systematics;

    Abstract : Nowhere else on Earth are there so many species of plants and animals as in the Neotropical region. Yet, many questions remain concerning the causes underlying such outstanding diversification. READ MORE

  3. 3. Morphological and Molecular Phylogenetic Studies in Neotropical Gentianaceae

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Lena Struwe; Pamela S Soltis; [1999]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; systematisk botanik; Systematic Botany;

    Abstract : The Gentianaceae of the Neotropics are a diverse taxonomic group representing several evolutionary lineages. The phylogenetic relationships of neotropical gentians are discussed based on cladistic analyses of morphological, trnL intron, and ITS 1 sequence data. READ MORE

  4. 4. Origin, evolution and biodiversity of the Neotropical herpetofauna: patterns and processes of the world’s richest and most threatened biota

    University dissertation from Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Josué Azevedo; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Amazonia; biodiversity indices; Cerrado; integrative taxonomy; phylogenetic endemism; phylogenetic turnover;

    Abstract : The biological diversity of tropical America (the Neotropics) is astonishing. However, even among terrestrial vertebrates, most biogeographical patterns are not fully described nor understood, especially for many Neotropical reptiles and amphibians (the herpetofauna). READ MORE

  5. 5. Purification, Stereoisomeric Analysis and Quantification of Biologically Active Compounds in Extracts from Pine Sawflies, African Butterflies and Orchid Bees

    University dissertation from Sundsvall : Mittuniversitetet

    Author : Joakim Bång; Erik Hedenström; Kristina Sjödin; Hans-Erik Högberg; Anna-Karin Borg-Karlsson; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Semiochemicals; sex pheromone; pine sawflies; Bicyclus; Euglossa; chiral separation; derivatisation; GC-­MS; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry Organic chemistry; NATURVETENSKAP Kemi Organisk kemi;

    Abstract : Stereochemistry plays an important role in nature because biologically important molecules such as amino acids, nucleotides and sugars, only exist in enantiomerically pure forms. Semiochemicals carry messages, between the same species (pheromones) and between different species (allelochemicals). READ MORE