The Theory of Island Biogeography


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Biogeography was stuck in a "natural history phase" dominated by the collection of data, the young Princeton biologists Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson argued in 1967. In this book, the authors developed a general theory to explain the facts of island biogeography. The theory builds on the first principles of population ecology and genetics to explain how distance and area combine to regulate the balance between immigration and extinction in island populations. The authors then test the theory against data. The ...

The Theory of Island Biogeography 2001, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691088365

With a New Preface by Edward O edition

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