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Evolution and Speciation of Island Plants

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Gerald D. Carr, Bruce G. Baldwin, Tod F. Stuessy, Daniel J. Crawford, Clodomiro Marticorena, Mario Silva O., Tao Sang, Seung-Chul Kim, Roberto Rodríguez, Motomi Ito, Akiko Soejima, Mikio Ono, Nobumitsu Kawakubo, Byung-Yun Sun, Hiroaki Setoguchi, Hideaki Ohba, Hiroshi Tobe, Bruce A. Bohm
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  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521048323

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  • Oceanic island archipelagos provide many clues about evolutionary patterns and processes, and may rightly be considered as among the best places on earth to seek an understanding of the origin and elaboration of biological diversity. This volume brings together contributions covering a range of important issues in contemporary oceanic island plant biology, focusing on patterns and processes in various island groups (with emphasis on the Bonin, Hawaiian and Juan Fernandez Islands) to provide a stimulating view of the current state of research and a possible agenda for future investigations. Topics addressed include chromosomal variation, macromolecular divergence, island biogeography theory, isolating mechanisms, modes of speciation and evolution of secondary plant products. The result is a volume that reveals the special opportunities offered by oceanic archipelagos for investigating evolutionary phenomena in vascular plants.

    • Considers information from many island archipelagos, especially those of the Pacific
    • Brings together experts working on different island groups to compare and contrast observations
    • Presents data and conclusions on the evolution and speciation of island plants
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    "Evolution and Speciation of Island Plants" is beautifully produced and very carefully edited, and while it covers a limited set of plant biological questions and oceanic islands, the editors and authors are serious about trying to explain, rather than describe, plant speciation and evolution on 'their' islands." Plant Science Bulletin

    "An up-to-date review of the literature on evolutionary patterns and processes of plant species on three island archipelagos, including the Hawaiian Islands." Northeastern Naturalist

    "This collection of papers represents a step forward in our analysis of island plant evolution. The chapters are well chosen and carefully edited...examines its subject thoroughly, and provides an excellent model of how to begin the next round of synthesis as data become available from other island systems and a wider representation of plant taxa." Systematic Botany

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    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521048323
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 150 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.514kg
    • contains: 42 b/w illus. 42 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Part I. Hawaiian Islands: Introduction
    1. Chromosome evolution and speciation in Hawaiian flowering plants Gerald D. Carr
    2. Evolution in the endemic Hawaiian Compositae Bruce G. Baldwin
    Part II. Juan Fernadez Islands: Introduction
    3. Isolating mechanisms and modes of speciation in endemic angiosperms of the Juan Fernandez Islands Tod F. Stuessy, Daniel J. Crawford, Clodomiro Marticorena and Mario Silva O.
    4. Dendroseris (Asteraceae: Lactuceae) and Robinsonia (Asteraceae: Senecioneae) on the Juan Fernandez Islands: similarities and differences in biology and phylogeny Daniel J. Crawford, Tao Sang, Tod F. Stuessy, Seung-Chul Kim and Mario Silva O.
    5. Island biogeography of angiosperms of the Juan Fernandez archipelago Tod F. Stuessy, Daniel J. Crawford, Clodomiro Marticorena and Roberto Rodríguez
    Part III. Southern and Western Pacific Islands: Introduction
    6. Genetic diversity of the endemic plants of Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands Motomi Ito, Akiko Soejima and Mikio Ono
    7. Evolution of cryptic dioecy in Callicarpa (Verbenaceae) on the Bonin Islands Nobumitsu Kawakubo
    8. Conservation of the endemic vascular plant species of the Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands Mikio Ono
    9. Preliminary observations on the evolution of endemic angiosperms of Ullung Island, Korea Byung-Yun Sun and Tod F. Stuessy
    10. Evolution in Crossostylis (Rhizophoraceae) on the South Pacific Islands Hiroaki Setoguchi, Hideaki Ohba and Hiroshi Tobe
    Part IV. General Evolutionary Patterns and Processes on Oceanic Islands: Introduction
    11. Secondary compounds and evolutionary relationships of island plants Bruce A. Bohm
    12. Chromosomal stasis during speciation in angiosperms of oceanic islands Tod F. Stuessy and Daniel J. Crawford
    13. The current status of our knowledge and suggested research protocols in island archipelagos Tod F. Stuessy and Mikio Ono
    Author index
    Taxon index
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    Tod F. Stuessy, Universität Wien, Austria

    Mikio Ono


    Gerald D. Carr, Bruce G. Baldwin, Tod F. Stuessy, Daniel J. Crawford, Clodomiro Marticorena, Mario Silva O., Tao Sang, Seung-Chul Kim, Roberto Rodríguez, Motomi Ito, Akiko Soejima, Mikio Ono, Nobumitsu Kawakubo, Byung-Yun Sun, Hiroaki Setoguchi, Hideaki Ohba, Hiroshi Tobe, Bruce A. Bohm

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