Ecological and Evolutionary Shifts on Continental Islands

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:
Ecological and Evolutionary Shifts on Continental Islands

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This chapter considers the ecological and evolutionary shifts on continental islands of Barkley Sound. It begins by discussing the relationship between anthropogenic disturbance and natural disturbance to incidence of alien plants. The chapter then describes ecological shifts in impoverished biotas, with an emphasis on habitat shifts and changes in plant densities. It finally examines the evolutionary shifts in populations of deer mice and banana slugs.

Keywords: ecological shifts; evolutionary shifts; Barkley Sound; anthropogenic disturbance; natural disturbance; alien plants; habitat shifts; plant densities; deer mice; banana slugs

Chapter.  11936 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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