Encyclopedia of Islands

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Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague
University of California Press, 2009 - Nature - 1074 pages
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"An exceptionally concise and well-organized compilation of lucid accounts of the historical background and current research into all aspects of island science. Anyone with a serious interest in islands needs this tome close at hand."--Alex McBirney, author of "Volcanology and Igneous Petrology"
"Scientific research on islands has greatly expanded our knowledge not only of insular biology, but also of the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape biodiversity throughout the world. This beautifully illustrated volume is a comprehensive compendium of all topics related to islands and the science conducted on them. It will be an invaluable resource not only to ecologists and evolutionary biologists, but also to anthropologists, historians, geologists, conservationists, and anyone else interested in the wonderful diversity of islands and their inhabitants."--Jonathan Losos, author of "Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles"
""Encyclopedia of Islands "is an excellent reference guide. I wish I'd had it onboard my vessel, the "Sorcerer II, " during our circumnavigation."--J. Craig Venter, President, J. Craig Venter Institute, and former Founder and Chair, The Institute for Genomic Research
  

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Contents

Adaptive Radiation
1
Anagenesis
8
Antarctic Islands Biology
10
Antarctic Islands Geology
17
Antilles Biology
20
Antilles Geology
29
Ants
35
Archaeology
41
Land Snails
537
Lava and Ash
542
Lava Tubes
544
Lemurs and Tarsiers
549
Line Islands
553
Lizard Radiations
558
Lophelia Oases
564
Lord Howe Island
568

Arctic Islands Biology
47
Arctic Islands Geology
55
Arctic Region
59
Ascension
61
Atlantic Region
63
Atolls
67
Azores
70
Baffin
76
Offshore Islands
78
Barrier Islands
82
Barro Colorado
88
Beaches
91
Bermuda
95
Biological Control
99
Bird Disease
103
Bird Radiations
105
Borneo
111
Britain and Ireland
116
Canary Islands Biology
127
Canary Islands Geology
133
Cape Verde Islands
143
Caroline Islands
148
Caves as Islands
150
Channel Islands British Isles
154
Channel Islands California Biology
155
Channel Islands California Geology
161
Cichlid Fish
165
Climate Change
169
Climate on Islands
171
Cold Seeps
174
Comoros
177
Continental Islands
180
Convergence
188
Cook Islands
191
Coral
197
Cozumel
203
Crickets
206
Cyprus
212
Darwin and Geologic History
217
Deforestation
221
Dispersal
224
Dodo
228
Drosophila
232
Dwarfism
235
Earthquakes
240
Easter Island
244
Ecological Release
251
Endemism
253
Ephemeral Islands Biology
258
Ephemeral Islands Geology
259
Erosion Coastal
261
Laki and Tambora
263
Ethnobotany
271
Exploration and Discovery
276
Extinction
281
Farallon Islands
287
Faroe Islands
291
Fernando de Noronha
297
Fiji Biology
298
Fiji Geology
305
Fish StocksOverfishing
310
Flightlessness
311
Fossil Birds
318
Founder Effects
326
Fragmentation
328
Fraser Island
330
French Polynesia Biology
332
French Polynesia Geology
338
Freshwater Habitats
343
Frogs
347
Galápagos Finches
352
Galápagos Islands Biology
357
Galápagos Islands Geology
367
Gigantism
372
Global Warming
376
Granitic Islands
380
Great Barrier Reef Islands Biology
382
Great Barrier Reef Islands Geology
386
Greek Islands Biology
388
Greek Islands Geology
392
Hawaiian Islands Biology
397
Hawaiian Islands Geology
404
Honeycreepers Hawaiian
410
Human Impacts PreEuropean
414
Hurricanes and Typhoons
418
Hydrology
420
Hydrothermal Vents
424
Iceland
428
Inbreeding
436
Indian Region
437
Indonesia Biology
446
Indonesia Geology
454
Insect Radiations
460
Inselbergs
466
Introduced Species
469
Invasion Biology
475
Island Arcs
481
Island Biogeography Theory of
486
Island Formation
490
Island Rule
492
Japans Islands Biology
497
Japans Islands Geology
500
Juan Fernandez Islands
507
Kick em Jenny
510
K299puka
512
Komodo Dragons
513
KonTiki
515
Krakatau
517
Kurile Islands
520
Lakes as Islands
526
Land Crabs on Christmas Island
532
Landslides
535
Macquarie Biology
573
Macquarie Geology
575
Madagascar
577
Madeira Archipelago
582
Makatea Islands
585
Maldives
586
Mammal Radiations
588
Mangrove Islands
591
Marianas Biology
593
Marianas Geology
598
Marine Lakes
603
Marine Protected Areas
607
Marshall Islands
610
Mascarene Islands Biology
612
Mascarene Islands Geology
620
Mediterranean Region
622
Metapopulations
629
Midway
631
Missionaries Effects of
633
Moa
638
Motu
641
New Caledonia Biology
643
New Caledonia Geology
645
Newfoundland
649
New Guinea Biology
652
New Guinea Geology
659
New Zealand Biology
665
New Zealand Geology
673
Nuclear Bomb Testing
680
Oases
686
Oceanic Islands
689
Orchids
696
Organic Falls on the Ocean Floor
700
Pacific Region
702
Palau
715
Pantepui
717
Peopling the Pacific
720
Philippines Biology
723
Philippines Geology
732
Phosphate Islands
738
Pigs and Goats
741
Pitcairn
744
Plant Disease
747
Plate Tectonics
752
Pocket Basins and DeepSea Speciation
755
Polynesian Voyaging
758
Popular Culture Islands in
761
Population Genetics Island Models in
766
Prisons and Penal Settlements
767
Radiation Zone
772
Rafting
775
Reef Ecology and Conservation
779
Refugia
785
Relaxation
787
Research Stations
788
Rodents
792
Rottnest Island
796
Samoa Biology
799
Samoa Geology
802
São Tomé Príncipe and Annobon
808
Seabirds
811
SeaLevel Change
815
Seamounts Biology
818
Seamounts Geology
821
Sexual Selection
825
Seychelles
829
Shipwrecks
833
Silverswords
835
Sky Islands
839
Snakes
843
Socotra Archipelago
846
Solomon Islands Biology
851
Solomon Islands Geology
854
SpeciesArea Relationship
857
Spiders
861
Spitsbergen
865
Sri Lanka
866
St Helena
870
Sticklebacks
873
Succession
877
Surf in the Tropics
879
Surtsey
883
Sustainability
888
Taiwan Biology
897
Taiwan Geology
902
Tasmania
904
Tatoosh
909
Taxon Cycle
912
Tides
914
Tierra del Fuego
917
Tonga
918
Tortoises
921
Trinidad and Tobago
926
Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island
929
Tsunamis
933
Vancouver
937
Vanuatu
939
Vegetation
941
Vicariance
947
Volcanic Islands
950
Voyage of the Beagle
954
Wallace Alfred Russel
962
Wallaces Line and Other Biogeographic Boundaries
967
Warming Island
971
Whale Falls
973
Whales and Whaling
975
Wizard Island
979
Zanzibar
982
Glossary
987
Index
1019
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Rosemary G. Gillespie is Schlinger Chair of Systematics, Professor in the Division of Insect Biology, and Director of the Essig Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley. David A. Clague is Senior Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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