A framework for disentangling ecological mechanisms underlying the island species–area relationship

Publikation: Beiträge in ZeitschriftenZeitschriftenaufsätzeForschungbegutachtet

Authors

  • Jonathan M. Chase
  • Leana Gooriah
  • Felix May
  • Wade A. Ryberg
  • Matthew S. Schuler
  • Dylan Craven
  • Tiffany M. Knight
The relationship between an island’s size and the number of species on that island—the island species–area relationship (ISAR)—is one of the most well-known patterns in biogeography and forms the basis for understanding biodiversity loss in response to habitat loss and fragmentation. Nevertheless, there is contention about exactly how to estimate the ISAR and the influence of the three primary ecological mechanisms that drive it — random sampling, disproportionate effects, and heterogeneity. Key to this contention is that estimates of the ISAR are often confounded by sampling and estimates of measures (i.e., island-level species richness) that are not diagnostic of potential mechanisms.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Aufsatznummere40844
ZeitschriftFrontiers of Biogeography
Jahrgang11
Ausgabenummer1
Anzahl der Seiten17
ISSN1948-6596
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PublikationsstatusErschienen - 2019

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