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In pictures: flora and fauna of Socotra - BBC News


BBC News
The BBC's Frank Gardener visits the island chain of Socotra, famed for plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet. Tree in Socotra Frank Gardner / BBC. Socotra's unique flora has been attracting botanists since the 19th century and, more ...

Biking and hiking in Madagascar: Floored by flora, fawning over fauna - Philly.com


Philly.com
Considered to be a megadiverse country — one of 17 in the world — the island is home to substantial numbers of flora and fauna found nowhere else. I shared the two-week adventure and covered more than 300 miles with a group of 13 other vacationers.

MAPS marine biology students visit the Bahamas - Manistee News Advocate (press release)


Manistee News Advocate (press release)
When Postma was a high school student in Port Clinton, Ohio, 29 years ago he had two inspirational teachers in Jeff Williams and Dave Linke who took a group of students on an educational marine biology trip to Andros Island in the Bahamas. Postma said ...

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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