Studies of Mascarene Island birds: An ecological history of the Mascarene Islands, with particular reference to extinctions and introductions of land vertebrates

  title={Studies of Mascarene Island birds: An ecological history of the Mascarene Islands, with particular reference to extinctions and introductions of land vertebrates},
  author={Anthony S. Cheke},
Although a great deal has been written about the history, both human and biological, of the Mascarenes, there has been no synthesis of the available material from an ecological point of view; this chapter is an attempt to fill this gap. I make no apologies for covering ground familiar to Mascarene specialists, since there is at present no suitable introductory work for biologists new to the area; also much of the original material is rare, and even many of the secondary sources are not easily… 

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