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Plants on Islands: Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago

Martin Cody


This study, the result of nearly a quarter-century of research, examines the island biogeography of plants on continental islands in Barkley Sound, British Columbia. The book summarizes the diversity, dynamics, and distribution of the approximately three hundred species of plants on more than two hundred islands. The author uses his extensive data set to test various aspects of island biogeographic theory. His analysis, constrained by taxon and region, elucidates and enhances the understanding of the biogeographic patterns and dynamics. The author provides an overview of the basic theory, conc ... More

Keywords: Barkley Sound, British Columbia, biogeography, plant species, taxonomy, lower equilibrium species, isolation, climate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520247291
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520247291.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Cody, author