The Theory of Island Biogeography / Edition 2

The Theory of Island Biogeography / Edition 2

by Robert H. MacArthur, Edward O. Wilson
     
 

"MacArthur and Wilson's is arguably the most influential book in biogeography in the last hundred years. With its emphasis on on-going processes of colonization and extinction, it provided a new framework to explain patterns in species diversity and served as a counterpoint to hypotheses relying on chance and solitary historical events. Many of the antecedents for

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"MacArthur and Wilson's is arguably the most influential book in biogeography in the last hundred years. With its emphasis on on-going processes of colonization and extinction, it provided a new framework to explain patterns in species diversity and served as a counterpoint to hypotheses relying on chance and solitary historical events. Many of the antecedents for what we now call conservation biology, invasion biology, and landscape ecology had their origins here."—Ted Case, University of California, San Diego

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691088365
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/26/2001
Series:
Princeton Landmarks in Biology Series
Edition description:
With a New preface by Edward O. Wilson
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
843,256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Princeton Landmarks in Biology Edition vii

Preface xi

Symbols Used xiii

1. The Importance of Islands 3

2. Area and Number of Speicies 8

3. Further Explanations of the Area-Diversity Pattern 19

4. The Strategy of Colonization 68

5. Invasibility and the Variable Niche 94

6. Stepping Stones and Biotic Exchange 123

7. Evolutionary Changes Following Colonization 145

8. Prospect 181

Glossary 185

References 193

Index 201

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