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Species Turnover in Space and Time

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/9780520247291.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the colonization and extinction events and species turnover. It shows how, in the face of ongoing colonization and extinction events, cumulative species numbers on islands ... More


Biodiversity and biogeography of deserts

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Although there is a common perception that deserts support few species, some deserts have high local diversity, largely because organisms are able to exploit patches of high productivity. This ... More


From Forests to Cities: Effects of Urbanization on Tropical Birds

Ian MacGregor-Fors, Lorena Morales-Pérez, and Jorge E. Schondube

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Urban development modifies natural habitats by replacing their fundamental components with new ones, causing a loss of biodiversity. However, we know little about urbanization effects on birds in ... More


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