The parable of Green Mountain: Ascension Island, ecosystem construction and ecological fitting

  title={The parable of Green Mountain: Ascension Island, ecosystem construction and ecological fitting},
  author={David M. Wilkinson},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
Aims  To use the ecosystem on Green Mountain, Ascension Island, to illustrate aspects of ecosystem construction and function as well as possible mitigation of human caused global environmental change. Location  Ascension Island, tropical south Atlantic. Main conclusions  The cloud forest on Green Mountain is a man-made system that has produced a tropical forest without any coevolution between its constituent species. This has implications for the way we think about ecosystems and… 
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