Evolution on oceanic islands: molecular phylogenetic approaches to understanding pattern and process.

  title={Evolution on oceanic islands: molecular phylogenetic approaches to understanding pattern and process.},
  author={Brent C. Emerson},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={11 6},
By their very nature oceanic island ecosystems offer great opportunities for the study of evolution and have for a long time been recognized as natural laboratories for studying evolution owing to their discrete geographical nature and diversity of species and habitats. The development of molecular genetic methods for phylogenetic reconstruction has been a significant advance for evolutionary biologists, providing a tool for answering questions about the diversity among the flora and fauna on… CONTINUE READING
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