New Zealand: land or marine island?

Bjelić, Maja (2010) New Zealand: land or marine island?. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

New Zealand is an extremely interesting area for biogeographical studies because it gives us an insight into the processes of the spread of plant and animal species which, except for local, could be an example of global settlement of species during the geological history of Earth, separation, isolation and further speciation of organisms. Due to the specific geological processes New Zealand has the characteristics of both land and marine islands and these characteristics have given plant and animal organisms the possibility of dual modes of settlement. Part of the archaic genera on the islands was settled before the separation of Gondwana, while the recent species islands inhabited by dispersion. Ancient isolation and heaving of the continental fragments after a period of transgression are the main causes of the high degree of endemicity that exists on the islands.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Ternjej, Ivančica
Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 16
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 13:29
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2014 13:29
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3420

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