Continental habitat islands
- 63 Downloads
So far we have been largely concerned with real islands surrounded by water. However, areas of habitats on continents may be just as effectively isolated from each other as are true islands, except that they are separated, not by water, but by expanses of inhospitable vegetation, which plants and animals adapted to other habitats cross only with varying degrees of difficulty. Habitats which are distributed in such an insular manner, and which have their own specialist biota, include desert oases, sphagnum bogs, the boreal regions found near the tops of high mountains and even individual plant species.
KeywordsGreat Basin Saturation Curve Island Area Island Biogeography Percentage Saturation
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.