Frontiers of Biogeography
Early recognition by Ball and Hooker in 1878 of plant back-colonization (boomerang) events from Macaronesia to Africa
- Author(s): Fernández-Palacios, José María
- Whittaker, Robert J.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.21425/F5FBG45375
Recent work in island biogeography has shown that back-colonization (‘boomerang’ events) from islands to continents have occurred more frequently than previously understoodWe report possibly the earliest inference of this pattern, by John Ball and Joseph Dalton Hooker in a book published in 1878.