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Title A new island biogeography of the sea of Cortés / edited by Ted. J. Case, Martin L. Cody, Exequiel Ezcurra
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 669 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)
Contents History of scientific exploration in the Sea of Cortés / George E. Lindsay and Iris Engstrand -- Geology and ages of the islands / Ana Luisa Carreño and Javier Helenes -- Physical oceanography / Saul Álvarez-Borrego -- Plants / Martin L. Cody [and others] -- Ants / April M. Boulton and Philip S. Ward -- Tenebrionid beetles / Francisco Sanchez Piñero and Rolf L. Aalbu -- Rocky-shore fishes / Donald A. Thomson and Matthew R. Gilligan -- Nonavian reptiles : origins and evolution / Robert W. Murphy and Gustavo Aguirre-Léon -- Reptiles : ecology / Ted J. Case -- Land birds / Martin L. Cody and Enriqueta Velarde -- Breeding dynamics of Heermann's gulls / Enriqueta Velarde and Exequiel Ezcurra -- Mammals / Timothy E. Lawlor [and others] -- Island food webs / Gary A. Polis [and others] -- Human impact in the Midriff Islands / Conrad J. Bahre and Luis Bourillón -- Cultural dispersal of plants and reptiles / Gary P. Nabhan -- Ecological conservation / Exequiel Ezcurra [and others]
Summary Contributors. I. THE PHYSICAL SCENE. 1. History of Scientific Exploration in the Sea of Cortes, George E. Lindsay and Iris Engstrand. 2. Geology and Ages of the Islands, Ana Luisa Carreno and Javier Helenes. 3. Physical Oceanography, Saul Alvarez-Borrego. II. THE BIOLOGICAL SCENE. 4. Plants, Martin L. Cody et al. 5. Ants, April M. Boulton and Philip S. Ward. 6. Tenebrionid Beetles, Francisco Sanchez Pinero and Rolf L. Aalbu. 7. Rocky-Shore Fishes, Donald A. Thomson and Matthew R. Gilligan. 8. Nonavian Reptiles: Origins and Evolution, Robert W. Murphy and Gustavo Aguirre-Leon. 9. Reptiles: Ecol
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Island ecology -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of -- Congresses
Biogeography -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of -- Congresses
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science (see also Chemistry -- Environmental)
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Wilderness.
NATURE -- Ecology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Island ecology
SUBJECT California, Gulf of (Mexico) -- Congresses
Subject Pacific Ocean -- Gulf of California
Genre/Form Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Case, Ted J., editor.
Cody, Martin L., 1941- editor.
Ezcurra, Exequiel, editor.
ISBN 9780195350906
Other Titles Island biogeography of the sea of Cortés