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The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited

edited by Jonathan B Losos and Robert E Ricklefs
Princeton (NJ): Princeton University Press, 2009. 494 pages.

Almost half a century after the publication of The Theory of Island Biogeography, the contributors to Losos and Ricklefs’s collection — including Wilson himself, with his retrospective essay “Island biogeography in the 1960s” — take a look back at MacArthur and Wilson’s seminal work and a look forward at new directions and dimensions for the field. The reviewer for Ecology writes, “For anyone who needs to catch up on where island biogeography has been and is now, and for any graduate students interested in the topic, this book provides a great review and many pointers for the way forward.”