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Messages from Islands: A Global Biodiversity Tour

Ilkka Hanski


From a small island in the Baltic Sea to the large tropical islands of Borneo and Madagascar, this book is a global tour of these natural, water-bound laboratories. The book draws upon the many islands on which fieldwork was performed to convey key themes in ecology. By exploring the islands' biodiversity as an introduction to general issues, the book helps us to learn how species and communities interact in fragmented landscapes, how evolution generates biodiversity, and how this biodiversity is maintained over time. Beginning each chapter on a particular island, the book reflects on field st ... More

Keywords: islands, ecology, biodiversity, fragmented landscape, evolution, extinction, allergies, asthma, Greenland, ecosystems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226406305
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226406589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ilkka Hanski, author
University of Helsinki

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