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Species diversity of mainland- and island forests in the Pacific area.


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Title: Species diversity of mainland- and island forests in the Pacific area.
Other Titles: 太平洋地域における大陸と島嶼の森林の種多様性
Authors: Itow, Syuzo
Authors (alternative): 伊藤, 秀三
Issue Date: Nov-1988
Citation: Vegetatio 77(1-3), 193-200: 1988
Abstract: Alpha diversity, or species richness, of East Asian mainland evergreen broadleaved forests, expressed by indices of Fisher's alpha (agr) and S(100), a new index showing species number in a 100-individual sample, is significantly correlated with the climatic favorableness, expressed by Kira's warmth index. On the contrary, diversity values of insular forests studied on Kyushu satellites of Japan, the Bonins, the Eastern Carolines of Micronesia, and the Galápagos in the eastern Pacific, are below those expected from the climate of respective oceanic islands. Species-individual curves, comparing mainland-and insular communities, also support clearly the above conclusion of species poverty in the insular communities studied.
Description: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Keywords: Bonin / Gala'pagos / Isolation / Micronesia / Ryukyu / Species richness / Warmth index
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/7371
ISSN: 00423106
DOI: 10.1007/BF00045765
Relational Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00045765
Type: Journal Article
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