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We must congratulate the editors and authors. The Biology of Island Floraswill be of great value to many botanists, ecologists, and biogeographers. Moreover, it also has much to offer to a broader audience of conservation biologists and managers of protected areas on islands.
Zoologists would do well to consider this volume because the coverage is broad and the topics it discusses are relevant to island biology as a whole.
It is a valuable guide and a good read for anyone interested in the biology of island floras worldwide. Christenhusz, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society "an excellent compendium.
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Cody, Ecology "This book should be on the bookshelf of every biologist who teaches plant evolution, plant systematics, ecology and conservation as well as decision-makers and organizations who seek to preserve biology. Keller, Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas "This book provides an excellent overview of the current knowledge and research on island plants.
It is a valuable guide and a good read for anyone interested in The biology of island floras worldwide. Bringing together recent research and novel theories, this book reviews progress in island biogeography, evolution and conservation over a wide spectrum of island floras. It covers recent developments in both theory and methodology, particularly the availability of molecular data, and considers the growing threats to island biota. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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The Biology of Island Floras
Oceanic islands offer biologists unparalleled opportunities to study evolutionary processes and ecological phenomena. However, human activity threatens to alter or destroy many of these fragile ecosystems, with recent estimates suggesting that nearly half of the world's insular endemics are threatened with extinction. Bringing together researchers from around the world, this book illustrates how modern research methods and new concepts have challenged accepted theories and changed our understanding of island flora.
Particular attention is given to the impact of molecular studies and the insights that they provide into topics such as colonisation, radiation, diversification and hybridisation. Examples are drawn from around the world, including the Hawaiian archipelago, Galapagos Islands, Madagascar and the Macronesian region. Conservation issues are also highlighted, with coverage of alien species and the role of ex situ conservation providing valuable information that will aid the formulation of management strategies and genetic rescue programmes.
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Review "This volume represents a reasonable balance of up-to-date general reviews and interesting case studies on island floras. Read more. Related video shorts 0 Upload your video.
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