The Theory of Island Biogeography

@inproceedings{Macarthur1967TheTO,
  title={The Theory of Island Biogeography},
  author={Robert H. Macarthur and Edward O. Wilson},
  year={1967}
}
Preface to the Princeton Landmarks in Biology Edition vii Preface xi Symbols Used xiii 1. The Importance of Islands 3 2. Area and Number of Speicies 8 3. Further Explanations of the Area-Diversity Pattern 19 4. The Strategy of Colonization 68 5. Invasibility and the Variable Niche 94 6. Stepping Stones and Biotic Exchange 123 7. Evolutionary Changes Following Colonization 145 8. Prospect 181 Glossary 185 References 193 Index 201 
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