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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1992)

Document title

The formation of island ecosystems

published at : Krakatau. A century of change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MUELLER-DOMBOIS D. ;

Abstract

Island ecosystems are formed from the same generic building blocks as continental ecosystems. Accessibility of species to the island habitat is a primary limitation that prevents many species of the regional biota from becoming established. Limited space puts restriction on population sizes, and time, together with isolation, is setting limits on the evolution of diversity. The paper gives examples by comparing vegetation processes in the Krakatau islands with those in Hawaii

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1992, vol. 28, no 2 [pp. 293-296]

Bibliographic references : 21 réf.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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