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Fossil pollen as a guide to conservation in the Galapagos.

Abstract:

Paleoecological evidence from the past 8000 years in the Galápagos Islands shows that six presumed introduced or doubtfully native species (Ageratum conyzoides, Borreria laevis/Diodia radula-type, Brickellia diffusa, Cuphea carthagenensis, Hibiscus diversifolius, and Ranunculus flagelliformis) are in fact native to the archipelago. Fossil pollen and macrofossils from four sites in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island reveal that all were present thousands of years before the advent of human imp...

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10.1126/science.1163454

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van Leeuwen, JF More by this author
van der Knaap, WO More by this author
Coffey, EE More by this author
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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
322
Issue:
5905
Pages:
1206
Publication date:
2008-11-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:cce9d6f7-59bc-4046-b07b-70f8ac7a9503
Source identifiers:
210130
Local pid:
pubs:210130

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