Faunal Equilibria and the Design of Wildlife Preserves

  • John Terborgh
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 11)


A recurrent theme in science is that the utilitarian harvest from new theoretical developments comes after some delay and often in unanticipated quarters. So it can be said of modern island biogeography whose founders, MacArthur and Wilson (1963), perceived the simplicity and analytical tractability of isolated ecosystems. Now it is becoming increasingly apparent that the methods and the way of thinking they developed are extensible to a much larger range of situations, including the design of faunal preserves.


Bird Species Oceanic Island Species Loss Unsuitable Habitat Resident Bird 
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