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British and Irish butterflies: an island perspective.

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This book provides a brief overview of the fast developing research on the butterflies of the islands over the past 20 years. The first three chapters introduce basic topics in island biogeography, past environments and aspects of butterfly biology and study. Chapters 4 to 6 drop down in scale from a broad view of butterfly geography over Britain and the European islands to finer issues affecting ...

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Chapter 4 (Page no: 51)

British and Irish Butterfly species: links and gradients.

This chapter considers the unusual nature of the British and Irish butterfly fauna and illustrate, even for such relatively small islands, how environmental gradients have affected their ranges, distributions and changes in geography over very short periods of time.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Basics of island biogeography. Author(s): Dennis, R. L. H. Hardy, P. B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) The British Islands: a geological and historical outline. Author(s): Dennis, R. L. H. Hardy, P. B.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 34) Island butterflies: understanding and interpreting records. Author(s): Dennis, R. L. H. Hardy, P. B.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69) Island associations and species affinities: geographical influences. Author(s): Dennis, R. L. H. Hardy, P. B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 88) Assessing the status of individual species on islands: from geography to ecology. Author(s): Dennis, R. L. H. Hardy, P. B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 109) Changing patterns of species incidences on islands. Author(s): Dennis, R. L. H. Hardy, P. B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 128) British and Irish Islands: an evolutionary vantage. Author(s): Dennis, R. L. H. Hardy, P. B.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 153) Island studies: a glance back and the view ahead. Author(s): Dennis, R. L. H. Hardy, P. B.