[Taxacom] subsidence and vicariance in volcanic archipelagos

Michael Heads m.j.heads at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 15:44:39 CDT 2016


Dear colleague,

Jason Ali has just sent his recent paper on subsidence and vicariance in
the Galapagos (Astronomy and Geophysics 57). I think this an important
mechanism, but the islands don't need to be joined to start with for
vicariance to occur.

In the Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii and Maui were originally 8 km apart, but
following volcanc loading are now 50 km apart. Organisms that could
disperse 8 km and maintain a metapopulation would not necessarily be
able to disperse 50 km, and vicariance could result. Does anyone know of
any papers suggesting this for Hawaii (or any other islands)?


-- 
Dunedin, New Zealand.

My books:

*Biogeography and evolution in New Zealand. *Taylor and Francis/CRC, Boca
Raton FL. 2016.
https://www.routledge.com/Biogeography-and-Evolution-in-New-Zealand/Heads/p/book/9781498751872


*Biogeography of Australasia:  A molecular analysis*. Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge. 2014. www.cambridge.org/9781107041028


*Molecular panbiogeography of the tropics. *University of California Press,
Berkeley. 2012. www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520271968


*Panbiogeography: Tracking the history of life. Oxford University Press,
New York. *1999*. *(With R. Craw and J. Grehan).
http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=Bm0_QQ3Z6GUC
<http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=Bm0_QQ3Z6GUC&dq=panbiogeography&source=gbs_navlinks_s>


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