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Islands pp 73-84 | Cite as

Ecosystem and Landscape Diversity: Islands as Model Systems

  • P. M. Vitousek
  • T. L. Benning
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 115)

Abstract

Most of the effort that has gone into relating biological diversity and ecosystem function — in this volume and elsewhere — has focused on biological diversity at the species level. That is where most information is available, and that is where the modern epidemic of species invasions and extinctions on islands has altered diversity most spectacularly

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Parent Material Lava Flow Ecosystem Function Landscape Diversity Hawaiian Island 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Vitousek
    • 1
  • T. L. Benning
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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