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Theory of Island Biogeography

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ISBN-10: 1400881374

ISBN-13: 9781400881376

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Robert H. MacArthur, Edward O. Wilson

List price: $140.75
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Biogeography was stuck in a "natural history phase" dominated by the collection of data, the young Princeton biologists Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson argued in 1967. In this book, the authors developed a general theory to explain the facts of island biogeography. The theory builds on the first principles of population ecology and genetics to explain how distance and area combine to regulate the balance between immigration and extinction in island populations. The authors then test the theory against data. The Theory of Island Biogeography was never intended as the last word on the subject. Instead, MacArthur and Wilson sought to stimulate new forms of theoretical and empirical…    
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Book details

List price: $140.75
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/28/2016
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 224
Language: English

Robert H. MacArthur (1930-1972) was Professor of Biology at Princeton University.

He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.