Species diversity on the Galapagos Islands

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Description

There are 30 Galapagos islands and 7 variables in the dataset. The relationship between the number of plant species and several geographic variables is of interest. The original dataset contained several missing values which have been filled for convenience.

Usage

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Format

The dataset contains the following variables

Species

the number of plant species found on the island

Endemics

the number of endemic species

Area

the area of the island (km$^2$)

Elevation

the highest elevation of the island (m)

Nearest

the distance from the nearest island (km)

Scruz

the distance from Santa Cruz island (km)

Adjacent

the area of the adjacent island (square km)

Note

original from the package faraway, but there tortoise instead of plant species

Source

M. P. Johnson and P. H. Raven (1973) "Species number and endemism: The Galapagos Archipelago revisited" Science, 179, 893-895