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Plants on IslandsDiversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago$
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Martin Cody

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520247291

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520247291.001.0001

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Ecological and Evolutionary Shifts on Continental Islands

Ecological and Evolutionary Shifts on Continental Islands

(p.180) 8 Ecological and Evolutionary Shifts on Continental Islands
Plants on Islands

Martin L. Cody

University of California Press

This chapter considers the ecological and evolutionary shifts on continental islands of Barkley Sound. It begins by discussing the relationship between anthropogenic disturbance and natural disturbance to incidence of alien plants. The chapter then describes ecological shifts in impoverished biotas, with an emphasis on habitat shifts and changes in plant densities. It finally examines the evolutionary shifts in populations of deer mice and banana slugs.

Keywords:   ecological shifts, evolutionary shifts, Barkley Sound, anthropogenic disturbance, natural disturbance, alien plants, habitat shifts, plant densities, deer mice, banana slugs

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