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The shape of things to come: non-native mammalian predators and the fate of island bird diversity

Julie L. Lockwood, Tim M. Blackburn, Phillip Cassey, and Julian D. Olden

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Oceanic islands and their avifaunas provide a wealth of information where changes to diversity across the Holocene have been intensively studied, and birds endemic to islands have been especially ... More


The Ecology of Exotic Birds in Novel Locations

Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood, and Phillip Cassey

in Avian Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199232543
eISBN:
9780191715983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter considers how exotic birds interact with native species, and how they serve to re-shape global biodiversity patterns. Both exotic and native species are distributed unevenly across the ... More


How Have Wisconsin's Lichen Communities Changed?

Susan Will-Wolf and Matthew P. Nelsen

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter reviews some of what we know about lichens and their sensitivity to substrates and environmental conditions. It draws on both direct and indirect lines of evidence to infer that lichen ... More


Plant Species Diversity in the Once and Future Northwoods

Thomas P. Rooney and Donald M. Waller

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines changes in Wisconsin's forests. It reports that most forests in northern Wisconsin have lost native plant species; that weedy, nonnative plants have begun to invade; and that ... More


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