Chapter Twenty-Eight. Evolutionary Processes in Island Environments

  1. Alexandra van der Geer1,
  2. George Lyras2,
  3. John de Vos1 and
  4. Michael Dermitzakis2

Published Online: 3 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323986.ch28

Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands

Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands

How to Cite

van der Geer, A., Lyras, G., de Vos, J. and Dermitzakis, M. (2010) Evolutionary Processes in Island Environments, in Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323986.ch28

Author Information

  1. 1

    Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Postbus 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands

  2. 2

    Museum of Geology and Paleontology, National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, 15784 Zografou, Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190091

Online ISBN: 9781444323986

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Keywords:

  • Evolutionary Processes in Island Environments;
  • Evolutionary radiation;
  • Speciation within an archipelago;
  • Speciation within one island;
  • Ecological release and presence of competitive species;
  • ‘tameness’;
  • Increased Intraspecific Competition;
  • Optimal body mass

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Types of Speciation on Islands

  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors