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Ecological and Evolutionary Shifts on Continental Islands

Martin L. Cody

in Plants on Islands: Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247291
eISBN:
9780520932722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247291.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter considers the ecological and evolutionary shifts on continental islands of Barkley Sound. It begins by discussing the relationship between anthropogenic disturbance and natural ... More


Chaparral

Jon E. Keeley and Frank W. Davis

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Chaparral is the evergreen sclerophyllous shrubland that is distributed from San Francisco south to Ensenada in Baja, California, as well as the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This chapter discusses ... More


Species on the Move

Ilkka Hanski

in Messages from Islands: A Global Biodiversity Tour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406305
eISBN:
9780226406589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406589.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the dynamics of species invasion and its impact on biodiversity based on research at San Sebastian de la Gomera on Canary Islands, where the author of this book first arrived ... More


Composition and Diversity of Urban Vegetation

Christopher P. Dunn and Liam Heneghan

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The vegetation of urban areas is a key component of the ecology (and livability) of urban areas. Attempts to apply principles of vegetation ecology to the urban context, and to test ecological ... More


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