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Evolution and Speciation of Island Plants

Edited By: Tod F Stuessy and Mikio Ono
358 pages, 16 b/w photos, 26 line illus, 42 tabs
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  • Evolution and Speciation of Island Plants ISBN: 9780521048323 Paperback Jan 2008 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Oceanic islands offer special opportunities for investigating evolutionary phenomena in vascular plants. This volume brings together contributions covering a range of important issues in contemporary oceanic island plant biology, focusing on patterns and processes in Pacific and other islands (with emphasis on the Bonin, Hawaiian and Juan Fernandez Islands). Topics covered include chromosomal variation, macromolecular divergence, island biogeography theory, isolating mechanisms, modes of speciation and evolution of secondary plant products.

Re-issue, originally published in 1998.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Hawaiian Islands: 1. Chromosome evolution and speciation in Hawaiian flowering plants G. Carr; 2. Evolution in the endemic Hawaiian compositae B. Baldwin; Part II. Juan Fernadez Islands: 3. Isolating mechanisms and modes of speciation in endemic angiosiperms of the Juan Fernandez Islands T. Stuessy, D. Crawford, C. Marticorena, and M. Silva; 4. Dendroseris (Asteraceae: Lactuceae) and Robinsonia (Asteraceae: Senecioneae) on the Juan Fernandez Islands: similarities and differences in biology and phylogeny D. Crawford, T. Sang, T. Stuessy, S.-C. Kim, and M. Silva; 5. Island biogeography of angiosperms of the Juan Fernandez archipelago T. Stuessy, D. Crawford, C. Marticorena, and R. Rodriguez; Part III. Southern and Western Pacific Islands: 6. Genetic diversity of the endemic plants of Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands M. Ito, A. Soejima, and M. Ono; 7. Evolution of cryptic dioecy in Callincarpa (Verbenaceae) on the Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands N. Kawakubo; 8. Conservation of the endemic vascular plant species of the Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands M. Ono; 9. Preliminary observations on the evolution of the endemic angiosperms of Ullung Island, Korea B.-Y. Sun, and T. Stuessy; 10. Evolution in Crossostylis (Rhizophoraceae) in the South Pacific Islands H. Setoguchi, H. Ohba, and H. Tobe; Part IV. General Evolutionary Patterns and Processes in Oceanic Islands: 11. Secondary compounds and evolutionary relationships of island plants B. Bohm; 12. Chromosomal stasis during speciation in angiosperms of oceanic islands T. Stuessy, and D. Crawford; 13. The current status of our knowledge and suggested research protocols in island archipelagos T. Stuessy, and M. Ono; Subject index; Author index; Taxon index.

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Edited By: Tod F Stuessy and Mikio Ono
358 pages, 16 b/w photos, 26 line illus, 42 tabs
Media reviews

' ! the book provides pleasant and instructive reading to all interested in island biogeography.' Optima ' ! this is a useful book, bringing together a lot of information on many aspects of island biogeography.' Peter Hovenkamp, Blumea ' ! a worthy addition to the literature on plant evolution on islands ! ideal for graduate students setting out to discover new and exciting patterns of variation on islands.' Heredity ' ! a valuable addition to the literature !' Phil Garnock-Jones, Plant Systematics & Evolution

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