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Plants of Oceanic Islands : Evolution, Biogeography, and Conservation of the Flora of the Juan Fernandez (Robinson Crusoe)


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by Tod F. Stuessy and Daniel J. Crawford
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1107180074 | 518 Pages | PDF | 26 MB

This valuable resource for researchers and scholars of island biology worldwide as well as for conservation biologists, offers a comprehensive overview of the origin, evolution and conservation of the plants of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, presenting key insights into island biology, evolutionary biology, biogeography and conservation biology.

Bringing together results from over 30 years of research on the Juan Fernandez Archipelago off the coast of Chile, this book offers comprehensive coverage of the plants of these special islands. Despite its remote setting in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, the Juan Fernandez Archipelago is in many ways an ideal place to ask and attempt to answer basic questions regarding the evolution of vascular plants in an oceanic island environment. By building upon a firm taxonomic base for the flora, a new level of understanding regarding evolution, biogeography, and conservation of the plants is presented. This book is an extensive investigation of the origin and evolution of the flora of an oceanic archipelago, and it serves as a valuable resource for researchers and scholars of island biology as well as for conservation biologists worldwide.
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