The very remote islands

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Only a limited number of species can co-exist successfully on an island. The available niches are filled, as we have seen in Chapter 3, by a continuous turnover of species derived from an adjoining mainland or from some other island.


Adaptive Radiation Decay Wood Endemic Genus Remote Island Shallow Flower 
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© M. L. Gorman 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AberdeenUK

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