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A New Island Biogeography in the Sea of Cortés

Edited By: Ted J Case, Martin L Cody and Exequiel Ezcurra

669 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 2002 | Edition: 2 | #132058 | ISBN: 0195133463
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About this book

This updated and expanded book, first published nearly 20 years ago, integrates new and broader studies encompassing more species and increased island coverage. The current synthesis provides a basis for further research and exploration in upcoming years of the biologically fascinating Sea of Cortés region in Mexico.

This book should be of strong interest to conservation biologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists more generally. Ethology Ecology & Evolution


Contents

Preface; Contributors; PART I: THE PHYSICAL SCENE; 1. A History of Scientific Exploration in the Sea of Cortd'es; 2. The Geology and Ages of the Islands; 3. Physical Oceanography; PART II: THE BIOLOGICAL SCENE; 4. Plants; 5. The Ants; 6. Tenebrionid Beetles; 7. The Rocky-Shore Fishes; 8. The Non-Avian Reptiles: Origins and Evolution; 9. Reptiles: Ecology; 10. Land Birds; 11. The Breeding Dynamics of Heermann's Gulls; 12. The Mammals; 13. Island Food Webs; PART III: THE HUMAN SCENE; 14. Human Impact in the Midriff Islands; 15. Cultural Disperal of Plants and Reptiles; 16. Ecological Conservation; PART IV: APPENDICES

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