Island Science: Biogeography
[Dewey numbers: 551.42; 578.752; 577.52; 910.9142; 910.02142;
 for individual geographic areas see below]

  Aleutians
 (917.98, 979.8) 
 Crete
 (914.959, 949.59) 
  Hispaniola  (917.294, 972.94)    Iceland
 (914.91, 949.1) 
 Japan
 (915.2, 952) 
  Madagascar
 (916.91, 969.1) 
  Mauritius
 (916.98, 969.8) 
 New Zealand (919.3, 993)    Sulawesi  (915.98, 959.8)    Sumatra
 (915.98, 959.8)
 Culture/Geography  Geology  Biology   Culture   Islands

Links to teachers' pages:

Mr. Stewart 
(Int Sci)
  Ms. Skieresz 
(Int Sci)
  Ms. Stiffler

General Island and Biogeography Resources

Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands - http://ib.berkeley.edu/moorea/
Island Biogeography Bibliography - http://www.calacademy.org/research/library/biodiv/biblio/biogeography.htm
Island Biogeography (and Fragmentation) - http://www.bagheera.com/inthewild/spot_spisland.htm
Southwestern Sky Island Ecosystems - http://biology.usgs.gov/s+t/noframe/r119.htm
The Lost World - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/lostworld/resources.html
Tree of Life Web Project - http://tolweb.org/tree/
"A collaborative Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity.... We envisage the Tree of Life being used by those interested in locating information about a particular group of organisms, by biologists seeking identification keys, figures, phylogenetic trees, and other systematic information for a group of organisms, and by educators teaching about organismal diversity. The ToL project was originally designed for biologists. However, given the response of non-biologists to the project, including middle and high school students, we are encouraging authors to include information of interest to non-biologists."
The Basic Model of Island Biogeography - http://zeus.uwindsor.ca/courses/biology/macisaac/55-437/lecture10.htm
The Equilibrium Theory of Island Biogeography - http://www.abdn.ac.uk/zoohons/lecture4/sld001.htm
The Theory of Island Biogeography - http://zeus.uwindsor.ca/courses/biology/macisaac/55-437/lecture9.htm
Island Directory - http://islands.unep.ch/isldir.htm
"Basic environmental and geographic information on the significant islands of the world." Maintained by United Nations Environment Programme.

Aleutians

Volcanoes of Alaska: Aleutian Islands - http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/world/region.cfm?rnum=1101&regpage=list
This page, from the Global Volcanism Program of the American Museum of Natural History, lists all the active volcanoes of the Aleutian Island archipelago. Similar pages for particular areas are listed below under the area.
Islands of the United States (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/CTT.htm
Check this list for islands of the Aleutian Archipelago. Includes Adak, Agattu, Akun, Akutan, Amchitka, Amlia, Atka, Attu, Chuginadak, Deer, Dolgoi, Great Sitkin, Kagalaska, Kanaga, Kiska, Korovin, Nagai, Popof, Sanak, Sedanka, Seguam, Semisopochnoi, Sutwik, Tanaga, Umnak, Unalaska, Unga, Unimak, and Yunaska Islands.

Crete

Kriti (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/IBQ.htm#525
Natural History Museum of Crete - http://www.nhmc.uoc.gr/

Hispaniola

Hispaniola (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/ISM.htm#596
Eco-Hispaniola - http://marcano.freeservers.com/
In Spanish.
Pre-Columbian Hispaniola: Arawak/Taino Indians - http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/43a/100.html
Biota of Hispaniola - http://collections.carnegiemuseums.org/newsearch.asp
This pilot Web site has links to animals and plants of the island.

Iceland

Iceland: Island of Lava and Ice: Travallo Globetrotters - http://www.iceland.travallo.org/
Volcanoes of Iceland and the Arctic Ocean - http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/world/region.cfm?rnum=17
Iceland (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/IBS.htm#750

Japan

Volcanoes of Japan, Taiwan, and the Marianas - http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/world/region.cfm?rnum=08
Japan (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/CGN.htm

Madagascar

Madagascar Biological Inventory Initiative - http://www.calacademy.org/research/entomology/madagas/
Madagascar (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/CMI.htm

Marianas (North Marianas & Guam)

See under Japan for volcano link
Northern Mariana Islands (Island Directory) - http://www.unep.ch/islands/CLY.htm
Guam (United States) (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/CLI.htm

Mauritius

Mauritius (CIA World Factbook) - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/mp.html
Mauritius: A Country Study - http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/mutoc.html
Mauritius: Must See - http://www.mauritius.net/mustsee.html
Mauritius Wildlife Foundation - http://www.maurinet.com/wildlife.html
Mauritius (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/CMK.htm

New Zealand

New Zealand Prehistory and Biogeography - http://pole.botany.uq.edu.au/prehistbio.html
Volcanoes of New Zealand - http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/world/region.cfm?rnum=0401&regpage=list
New Zealand (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/CJR.htm

Sulawesi

Volcanoes of Sulawesi - http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/world/region.cfm?rnum=0606&regpage=list
Sulawesi (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/IHB.htm#744

Sumatra

Volcanoes of Sumatra - http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/world/region.cfm?rnum=0601&regpage=list
Sumatra (Island Directory) - http://islands.unep.ch/IHB.htm#745

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