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Introduction

Martin L. Cody

in Plants on Islands

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780520247291
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932722 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520247291.003.0001
Introduction

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This book is a study of plants on the continental islands in Barkley Sound, British Columbia, and can be considered an island biogeography case history, constrained by taxon and region. It discusses plant distribution and diversity, and illustrates some aspects of local adaptation, niche shifts, and interspecific influences on community assembly.

Keywords: Barkley Sound; British Columbia; island biogeography; plant distribution; diversity; adaptation; niche shifts; community assembly

Chapter.  2302 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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