Plants as biotic indicators of Neogene palaeoenvironmental evolution in the Cape Floristic Region

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Verboom, George Anthony en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Cotterill, FPD en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Hoffmann, Vera en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-05T18:57:22Z
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dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Hoffmann, V. 2012. Plants as biotic indicators of Neogene palaeoenvironmental evolution in the Cape Floristic Region. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11504
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Comparative biologists have refined the synthesis of molecularly dated phylogenies and ecological data into an important tool to reconstruct the evolution of species and biomes, and to unravel the history and role of abiotic determinants of diversity patterns (fire, climate, tectonism). This has been extended into the cross-disciplinary, geobiological approach of 'geoecodynamics' has exploits the spatial fidelity of locally restricted organisms to unravel the temporal and spatial evolution of landforms. This research approach is adopted here across 11 plant clades representing six prominent plant families of the Cape flora (Asteraceae, Orchidaceae, Restionaceae, Cyperaceae, Poaceae and Proteaceae) to infer (i) the relative roles of climatic changes and neotectonic uplift in shaping the CFR since the Early Miocene, and to detemine (ii) whether contrasting evolutionary processes (adaptive versus non-adaptive) exhibit spatial structuring within the flora, given the complex topography of the region. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.title Plants as biotic indicators of Neogene palaeoenvironmental evolution in the Cape Floristic Region en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Hoffmann, V. (2012). <i>Plants as biotic indicators of Neogene palaeoenvironmental evolution in the Cape Floristic Region</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11504 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Hoffmann, Vera. <i>"Plants as biotic indicators of Neogene palaeoenvironmental evolution in the Cape Floristic Region."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11504 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Hoffmann V. Plants as biotic indicators of Neogene palaeoenvironmental evolution in the Cape Floristic Region. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11504 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Hoffmann, Vera AB - Comparative biologists have refined the synthesis of molecularly dated phylogenies and ecological data into an important tool to reconstruct the evolution of species and biomes, and to unravel the history and role of abiotic determinants of diversity patterns (fire, climate, tectonism). This has been extended into the cross-disciplinary, geobiological approach of 'geoecodynamics' has exploits the spatial fidelity of locally restricted organisms to unravel the temporal and spatial evolution of landforms. This research approach is adopted here across 11 plant clades representing six prominent plant families of the Cape flora (Asteraceae, Orchidaceae, Restionaceae, Cyperaceae, Poaceae and Proteaceae) to infer (i) the relative roles of climatic changes and neotectonic uplift in shaping the CFR since the Early Miocene, and to detemine (ii) whether contrasting evolutionary processes (adaptive versus non-adaptive) exhibit spatial structuring within the flora, given the complex topography of the region. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Plants as biotic indicators of Neogene palaeoenvironmental evolution in the Cape Floristic Region TI - Plants as biotic indicators of Neogene palaeoenvironmental evolution in the Cape Floristic Region UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11504 ER - en_ZA


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