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Endemism on Islands – Case Studies

  • Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
  • Sergio Elórtegui Francioli
  • Carsten Hobohm
  • Miguel Pinto da Silva Menezes de Sequeira
Chapter
Part of the Plant and Vegetation book series (PAVE, volume 9)

Abstract

Vascular plant endemism in the diverse vegetation zones and physiognomic habitat types of some islands or archipelagos is described and analysed in detail. The Juan Fernández Islands, Madeira Archipelago, Corsica and Madagascar, located in different regions and oceans of the world, present their own unique evolutionary histories and composition of habitats and endemics.

The concentration of endemics on Juan Fernández Islands, the Madeira archipelago, Corsica and additionally Tenerife is compared directly, as the absolute numbers of endemic taxa there are similar.

Keywords

Endemic Species Canary Island Montane Forest Humid Forest Vegetation Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de GeografíaPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencias de la EducaciónPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile
  3. 3.Ecology and Environmental Education Working Group, Interdisciplinary Institute of Environmental, Social and Human StudiesUniversity of FlensburgFlensburgGermany
  4. 4.Centro de Ciências da VidaUniversidade da MadeiraFunchalPortugal

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