island biotas

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island biotas The plants and animals of oceanic islands. Because of their isolation, the biotas normally include numerous endemic (see endemism) taxa. Island biotas are generally fragile, unbalanced in that they lack plants and animals with poor transoceanic dispersal capacities, and vulnerable to disturbance by humans and introduced species.

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island biotas The plants and animals of oceanic islands. Because of their isolation, the biotas normally include numerous endemic (see ENDEMISM) taxa. Island biotas are generally fragile, unbalanced in that they lack plants and animals with poor transoceanic dispersal capacities, and vulnerable to disturbance by humans and introduced species.

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island biotas The plants and animals of oceanic islands; because of their isolation, such biotas normally include numerous endemic taxa. Island biotas are generally fragile, unbalanced in that they lack plants and animals with poor transoceanic dispersal capacities, and vulnerable to disturbance by human activities and introduced species.