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Plant and Animal Endemism in California$
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Susan Harrison

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520275546

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520275546.001.0001

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Synthesis and Conclusions

Synthesis and Conclusions

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(p.133) 6 Synthesis and Conclusions
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Plant and Animal Endemism in California
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Susan P. Harrison

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520275546.003.0007

Summarizing the results of the foregoing chapters, this one concludes that (1) plant endemism does not appear to stimulate animal endemism; (2) endemism in California appears to be attributable in large part to climatic stability combined with limited dispersal, and these factors appear to affect plants more than most animals; (3) reduced extinction may be more important, and elevated speciation less important, for Californian plant endemism than was previously thought; (4) biogeographic barriers and physical heterogeneity may play only subsidiary roles in causing high Californian endemism.

Keywords:   endemism, diversity, plants, animals, conservation

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