Comparative Ecophysiology and Evolutionary Biology of Island and Mainland Chaparral Communities

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Ramirez, Aaron Robert;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Ecology | Evolution & development | Botany | California Channel Islands | Cavitation Resistance | Chaparral | Correlated Evolution | Functional Traits | Herbivore Defenses

The unique nature of island ecosystems have fascinated generations of naturalists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists. Studying island systems led to the development of keystone biological theories including: Darwin and Wallace's theories of natural selection, Carl... View more
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