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Ecological aspects of plant colonisation of the Krakatau Islands

Krakatau. A century of change

Auteurs :
WHITTAKER, R. J.
BUSH, M. B.
ASQUITH, N. M.
RICHARDS, K.
THORNTON, I. W. B.

Description :
Species assemblage data from the Krakatau Islands are presented for the period 1883 to 1989. With the exception of the strand-line, no component of the Krakatau flora or vegetation has yet approached a stable composition. Both floral and faunal diversification are argued to be proximally controlled not only by dispersal opportunities but also by the dynamics of the dominant life-forms of the system, ie, the forest trees. Such hierarchical links, across trophic boundaries, should receive greater recognition in the construction of island biogeographical theory.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
GeoJournal, issn : 0343-2521, 1992, vol. 28, n°. 2, p. 201-211, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 34 réf.

Date :
1992

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Heidelberg, Springer

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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