Island Biogeography: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation download epub
by Robert J. Whittaker
Robert J. Whittaker is Professor of Biogeography at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. José María Fernández-Palacios is Professor of Ecology at the La Laguna University, Tenerife.
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I see the book as being an essential. Our focus is on the particular case of the island speciesÁarea relationship or ISAR (Whittaker and Fernández-Palacios 2007).
Oxford University Press, Oxford. I see the book as being an essential. resource for classroom instruction on island biogeography, in. addition to being an indispensable reference for others. interested in the topic. Within the familiar expression of the ISAR relationship, S 0cA z (where S 0species number for each island, A is area, and c and z are constants), z was interpreted by MacArthur and Wilson (1967) as largely a function of archipelago isolation.
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 places of concentrated extinction. Not surprisingly, they are widely studied by ecologists, conservationists and evolutionary biologists alike. In addition, the book describes the main processes of island formation, development and eventual demise, andexplains the relevance of island environmental history to island biogeography. The authors demonstrate the huge signific.
The last decade or more has witnessed renewed interest in the flora and fauna of oceanic islands, no doubt due in part to the growing awareness that the plant and animal life of these miniature worlds is extremely fragile. There is growing appreciation that species extinctions in island ecosystems result in the loss of some of the most remarkable products of the evolutionary process.
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Island Biogeography : Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. by Robert J. Whittaker. Islands, being discrete, internally quantifiable, numerous, and varied entities, provide us with natural laboratories for developing theories and models of how evolution works.
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Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (February 18, 1999)
Pages: 304 pages