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Island biogeography : ecology, evolution, and conservation

Author: Robert J Whittaker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A low-level textbook consisting of a synthesis of recent developments across the discipline, linking current theoretical debates on island evolution and ecology with applied island ecology and its  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Whittaker
ISBN: 0198500203 9780198500209 0198500211 9780198500216
OCLC Number: 318403630
Description: xi, 285 p. : il., mapas ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements. 1: The natural laboratory paradigm. 2: Island Environments. 3: Biodiversity hot-spots. 4: Speciation and the island condition. 5: Arrival and change. 6: Emergent models of island evolution. 7: Species numbers games. 8: Community assembly and dynamics. 9: Island theory and conservation. 10: The human impact on island ecosystems. Further reading. Bibliography. Index
Responsibility: Robert J. Whittaker.
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Island Biogeography will satisfy those looking for a comprehansive text on island ecology. Nature, Vol. 398, April 1999

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