Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 54 - 54.4 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

The smaller and/or more isolated an island, the lower the species diversity. The inverse is also true.

Work Step by Step

A larger island can support greater speciation and vice versa. The more isolated an island is, the less likely species from other islands or from the main land masses are to immigrate there. The closer an island is to other land masses, the more likely species from those other land masses are to get there.
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