Gottelli, Nicholas J. Department of Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Dispersal of species
- Unique morphological traits
- Nature reserves
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The distribution of plants and animals on islands. Islands harbor the greatest number of endemic species. The relative isolation of many islands has allowed populations to evolve in the absence of competitors and predators, leading to the evolution of unique species that can differ dramatically from their mainland ancestors.
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