Université de Neuchâtel

Phylogeography and biodiversity in an alpine leaf beetle genus

Borer, Mattias ; Rahier, Martine (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2009 ; Th. 2110.

Changes in tectonic conformation and orbital parameters of the Earth (eccentricity, obliquity and axial wobble) caused drastic climatic oscillations during the Quaternary. These oscillations strongly influenced the genetic landscape of the contemporary European flora and fauna. During cold periods the extending ice sheets and permafrost forced many temperate species to migrate into southern...