The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited

The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited

by Jonathan B. Losos
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691136521

ISBN-13: 9780691136523

Pub. Date: 10/19/2009

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's The Theory of Island Biogeography first published by Princeton in 1967, is one of the most influential books on ecology and evolution to appear in the past half century. By developing a general mathematical theory to explain a crucial ecological problem - the regulation of species diversity in island populations-the book

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Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's The Theory of Island Biogeography first published by Princeton in 1967, is one of the most influential books on ecology and evolution to appear in the past half century. By developing a general mathematical theory to explain a crucial ecological problem - the regulation of species diversity in island populations-the book transformed the science of biogeography and ecology as a whole in The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited, some of today's most prominent biologists assess the continuing impact of MacArthur and Wilson's book four decades after its publication. Following an opening chapter in which Wilson reflects on island biogeography in the 1960s, fifteen chapters evaluate and demonstrate how the field has extended and confirmed-as well as challenged and modified-MacArthur and Wilson's original ideas. Providing a broad picture of the fundamental ways in which the science of island biogeography has been shaped by MacArthur and Wilson's landmark work. The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited also paints the way toward exciting future research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691136523
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/19/2009
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Robert M. May....................vii
Preface by Jonathan B. Losos and Robert E. Ricklefs....................xi
List of Contributors....................xv
Island Biogeography in the 1960s Theory and Experiment by Edward O. Wilson....................1
Island Biogeography Theory Reticulations and Reintegration of "a Biogeography of the Species" by Mark V. Lomolino, James H. Brown, and Dov. F. Sax....................13
The MacArthur-Wilson Equilibrium Model A Chronicle of What It Said and How It Was Tested by Thomas W. Schoener....................52
A General Dynamic Theory of Oceanic Island Biogeography Extending the MacArthur-Wilson Theory to Accommodate the Rise and Fall of Volcanic Islands by Robert J. Whittaker, Kostas A. Triantis, and Richard J. Ladle....................88
The Trophic Cascade on Islands by John Terborgh....................116
Toward a Trophic Island Biogeography Reflections on the Interface of Island Biogeography and Food Web Ecology by Robert D. Holt....................143
The Theories of Island Biogeography and Metapopulation Dynamics Science Marches Forward, but the Legacy of Good Ideas Lasts for a Long Time by Ilkka Hanski....................186
Beyond Island Biogeography Theory Understanding Habitat Fragmentation in the Real World by William F. Laurance....................214
Birds of the Solomon Islands The Domain of the Dynamic Equilibrium Theory and Assembly Rules, with Comments on the Taxon Cycle by Daniel Simberloff and Michael D. Collins....................237
Neutral Theory and the Theory of Island Biogeography by Stephen P. Hubbell....................264
Evolutionary Changes Following Island Colonization in Birds Empirical Insights into the Roles of Microevolutionary Processes by Sonya Clegg....................293
Sympatric Speciation, Immigration, and Hybridization in Island Birds by Peter R. Grant and B. Rosemary Grant....................326
Island Biogeography of Remote Archipelagoes Interplay between Ecological and Evolutionary Processes by Rosemary G. Gillespie and Bruce G. Baldwin....................358
Dynamics of Colonization and Extinction on Islands Insights from Lesser Antillean Birds by Robert E. Ricklefs....................388
The Speciation-Area Relationship by Jonathan B. Losos and Christina E. Parent....................415
Ecological and Genetic Models of Diversity Lessons across Disciplines by Mark Vellend and John L. Orrock....................439
Index....................463

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