Islands: Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Function

byK. MadsenEditorPeter Vitousek, Lloyd L. Loope

Paperback | December 30, 2011

Islands: Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Function by K. Madsen
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Oceanic islands represent a set of systems in which biological diversity varies as a consequence of remoteness or size, not environment; they are also generally simpler than continental ecosystems. Islands therefore provide an opportunity to determine the direct effects of biological diversity on ecosystem function.
The volume addresses the components of biological diversity on islands and their patterns of variation; the modern threats to the maintenance of biological diversity on islands; the consequences of island biology and its modification by humanity regarding aspects of ecosystem function; the global implications of islands for conservation; and how islands can help one to understand the processes inducing changes throughout the world.
Title:Islands: Biological Diversity and Ecosystem FunctionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:238 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:238 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:December 30, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:364278965X

ISBN - 13:9783642789656

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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