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From Botany Bay to Norfolk Island: How an unmanned boat travelled 1700km - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald
With the battered hull covered in a sea of barnacles, an old fishing boat washing up near a Norfolk Island pier on Thursday raised the eyebrows of islanders. Even the local police were questioning whether the upturned 6.5-metre aluminium dinghy may ...

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More Pacific nations urged to support biodiversity efforts - Radio New Zealand


Radio New Zealand
More Pacific island nations are being encouraged to better protect their islands' biodiversity and associated traditional knowledge. Ever have the feeling that you are not where you want to be? Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades. The UN Environment Programme ...

Island Biogeography

Denver, Colorado - United States

The importance of islands in revealing evolutionary processes has been recognized since Darwins work on the Galapagos (Darwin, 1909) and Wallaces work in the Malay Archipelago (Wallace, 1876). Since, island biogeography has provided many elegant examples of the evolutionary mechanisms involved in generating biodiversity, including geological processes and colonization and isolation (Emerson, 2008; Gillespie et al., 2008a; Parent et al., 2008). Archipelagos such as Hawaii and the Galapagos (photograph above) provide examples where cycles of evolutionary radiation have produced replicated patterns of endemic, often bizarre, forms (Cowie & Holland, 2008; Dunbar-Co et al., 2008; Parent et al., 2008). Yet, the extreme isolation of these islands reduces the interplay between islands and continents interchange is one-way (islands as sinks) and limited to rare chance dispersal events (Cowie and Holland 2008). The West Indies and island chains in the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Mascarenes) are remarkable as they are sufficiently old and isolated to have generated endemic forms, but close enough continents to sustain a dynamic two-way interaction with diverse continental landmasses.

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