Cookies on CAB eBooks

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

 

Continuing to use www.cabi.org  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

CAB eBooks

Ebooks on agriculture and the applied life sciences from CAB International

CABI Book Chapter

British and Irish butterflies: an island perspective.

Book cover for British and Irish butterflies: an island perspective.

Description

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 ...

Metrics

Chapter 5 (Page no: 69)

Island associations and species affinities: geographical influences.

In this chapter, as a first step, a brief overview of all European islands is presented. These present an island biogeography context for the butterfly faunas of the British mainland and Ireland, the two micro-continents, which act as key sources of species for the host of surrounding satellite islands and islets. Then, the geographical factors influencing differences between the British mainland and Ireland in species richness and incidences are examined. A platform is thus constructed for investigating patterns in numbers of species over the smaller islands: initially from an island viewpoint by focusing on associations among islands for their butterfly faunas; subsequently from a species viewpoint by considering the associations among them for their occurrences on islands.

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: 4 (Page no: 51) British and Irish Butterfly species: links and gradients. 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.

Chapter details