Croizat's heritance

Carmine Colacino colacino at SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU
Sat Mar 14 18:39:53 CST 1998

>        Hello, in time before the weekend I received the three
>        volumes of Leon Croizat's Panbiogeography.
>        As I, for myself, have to live in time and space as well, I
>        wonder whether there are any references, reviews wich make
>        possible a rather selective and dynamic reading of Croizat's
>        work.
>        Are there any recent reviews, publications on the dispersionalist/
>        vicariance debate?
>                        cheers   Thomas

well, actually it is plenty of references about Croizat's work. I myself
wrote a little paper (to be published in April on the Philippine
Scientist). In any case, here is a partial list of ref.:

Ball, I. R., 1976. Nature and Formulation of Biogeographical Hypotheses.
Systematic Zoology 24: 407-430;
Baskin, J., 1984. Interview with L=E9on Croizat. Rivista di Biologia -
Biology Forum 81: 589-611;
Craw, R. C., 1979. Generalized Tracks and Dispersal in Biogeography: A
Response to R. M. McDowell. Systematic Zoology 28: 99-107;
Craw, R. C., 1982. Phylogenetics, Areas, Geology and the Biogeography of
Croizat: A Radical View. Systematic Zoology 31: 304-316;
Craw, R. C., 1983. Panbiogeography and Vicariance Cladistics: Are They
Truly Different? Systematic Zoology 32: 431-438;
Craw, R. C., 1984a. Never a Serious Scientist: The Life of L=E9on Croizat.
Tuatara 27: 5-7;
Craw, R. C., 1984b. L=E9on Croizat's Biogeographic Work: A Personal
Appreciation. Tuatara 27: 8-13;
Craw, R. C., 1988. Panbiogeography: Method and Synthesis in Biogeography.
In  Myers A. A. And P. S. Giller, Analytical Biogeography. Chapman And
Hall: London, UK. Pp.405-435;
Craw, R. C. and M. Heads, 1988. Reading Croizat. On the Edge of Biology.
Rivista di Biologia - Biology Forum 81: 499-532;
Craw, R. C. and P. Weston, 1984. Panbiogeography: A Progressive Research
Program? Systematic Zoology 33: 1-13;
Croizat, L., 1982. Vicariance/Vicariism, Panbiogeography, "Vicariance
Biogeography," etc.: A Clarification. Systematic Zoology 31:291-304;
Croizat, L., 1984a. Charles Darwin and his Theories. Tuatara 27: 21-25;
Croizat, L., 1984b. Mayr vs. Croizat: Croizat vs. Mayr - An Enquiry.
Tuatara 27: 49-66;
Croizat, L., G. Nelson, and D. E. Rosen, 1974. Centers of Origins and
Related Concepts. Systematic Zoology 23: 265-287;
Greham J. R. and R. Ainsworth, 1985. Orthogenesis and Evolution. Systematic
Zoology 34: 174-192;
Grehan, J. R., 1984. Evolution by Law: Croizat's "Orthogeny" and Darwin's
"Laws of Growth". Tuatara 27: 14-18;
Grehan, J. R., 1988. Panbiogeography: Evolution in Space and Time. Rivista
di Biologia - Biology Forum 81: 469-498;
Heads, M., 1984. Principia Botanica: Croizat's Contribution to Botany.
Tuatara 27: 26-48;
McDowall, R. M., 1978. Generalized Tracks and Dispersal in Biogeography.
Systematic Zoology 27: 88-104;
Mayr, E., 1982. Vicariance Biogeography [Review]. Auk 99: 618-620;
Nelson, G. and N. I. Platnick, 1980. A Vicariance Approach to Historical
Biogeography. Bioscience 30: 339-343;
Nelson, G., 1977. Biogeograf=EDa Anal=EDtica y Sint=E9tica ("Panbiogeograf=
=EDa") de
las Americas. [Review] Systematic Zoology 26: 449-452. Reprinted (1979 with
a Spanish Translation) In Bulet=EDn de la Academia de Ciencias F=EDsicas,
Matem=E1ticas y Naturales (Caracas) 37: 65-71 (Spanish, 57-63);
Page, R. D., 1987. Graphs and Generalized Tracks: Quantifying Croizat's
Panbiogeography. Systematic Zoology 36: 1-17;
Rosen, D. E., 1978. Vicariant Patterns and Historical Explanation in
Biogeography. Systematic Zoology 27: 159-188;


Carmine Colacino
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