Monthly Archives: October 2010

 

Exceptional Lake, Exceptional Species

Posted 2 October 2010 by Anne-Marie Hodge

Tropical islands are often renowned for their unique and incredible species, little gems of terrestrial biodiversity spotting the vast ocean. Island biogeography, which first took off as a developed, official field of study in the 1960’s and 70’s, is based on studying principles that guide the dispersal, establishment, and evolution of biodiversity on far-flung patches of habitat. Not all “islands” are tropical oases or volcanic outcrops, however. In fact, even some of the most notoriously barren and ominous areas of... Read more