Speciation and endemism under the model of island biogeography.

  title={Speciation and endemism under the model of island biogeography.},
  author={Xiao‐Yong Chen and Fangliang He},
  volume={90 1},
Speciation has been considered as a primary process contributing to species diversity, but its contribution to the diversity of local communities has not been fully appreciated. Based on the theory of classic island biogeography, we derived a model for the number of endemic species as a function of the processes of immigration, speciation, and extinction. The model shows that species endemism on an island is proportional to speciation rate but decreases with the sum of immigration and… 

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