Since Darwin’s time, islands have been celebrated for having highly endemic floras and faunas, in which certain taxonomic groups are typically overrepresented or underrepresented relative to their abundance on the nearest continents (Darwin 1859, Wallace 1911, Carlquist 1974, Whittaker and Fernández-Palacios 2007). Sadly, island endemics in many taxonomic groups have suffered a disproportionately large number of the world’s extinctions, and introduced mammals have frequently been implicated in their decline and disappearance (Vitousek 1988, Flannery and Schouten 2001, Drake et al. 2002, Courchamp et al. 2003, Steadman 2006).
|Title of host publication||Seabird Islands – ecology, invasion and restoration|
|Editors||M CPH, DR Towns, WB Anderson, PJ Bellingham|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (OUP)|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|