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Published: 30 November 2006

416 Pages | 104 line drawings and tables


ISBN: 9780198566120

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Island Biogeography

Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation

Second Edition

Robert J. Whittaker and Jose Maria Fernandez-Palacios

  • Provides a new, inclusive synthesis of island biogeography for an advanced student readership
  • New, self-contained, case studies enhance the main text
  • Sets out a future research agenda for the field
  • Ideal graduate seminar course material
  • Documents the recent advances in island ecology and evolution as well as their application to conservation problems
  • Expanded coverage of conservation and management issues

New to this Edition:

  • The book has been reorganised into four parts, each of three chapters, with the island ecology chapters now preceding the island evolution.
  • Two new chapters have been added: the first of which draws together recent theoretical developments in island ecology. The second divides what was the last chapter in the first edition, to provide increased emphasis on conservation problems and solutions on islands.
  • The material on island environmental histories has been considerably updated, and there is a lot of new material derived from phylogenetic studies on islands, which is reflected in a much revised chapter on the emergent models of island evolution.
  • The reference list has been greatly expanded, reflecting the large amount of new work published since the first edition was written.

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