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Island biogeography : ecology, evolution, and conservation

Author: Robert J Whittaker; José María Fernández-Palacios
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A definitive review of the island literature, explaining how islands have been used as natural laboratories in developing and testing ecological and evolutionary theories. - ;Island biogeography is the study of the distribution and dynamics of species in island environments. Due to their isolation from more widespread continental species, islands are ideal places for unique species to evolve, but they are also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whittaker, Robert J.
Island biogeography.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006027562
(OCoLC)71044739
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Whittaker; José María Fernández-Palacios
ISBN: 9780191524165 0191524166 9786611930714 661193071X 9781435605954 1435605950 1281930717 9781281930712
OCLC Number: 181039661
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 401 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements; Contents; Part I: Islands as Natural Laboratories; Part Ii: Island Ecology; Part Iii: Island Evolution; Part Iv: Islands and Conservation; Glossary; References; Index.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: Robert J. Whittaker, and José María Fernández-Palacios.
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A definitive review of the island literature, explaining how islands have been used as natural laboratories in developing and testing ecological and evolutionary theories.  Read more...

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