Bio paper help - Why are there so many exaggerated (endemic, gigantic, or unusual) species on islands?

Bio paper help - Why are there so many exaggerated (endemic, gigantic, or unusual) species on islands? Topic: biology research paper
June 16, 2019 / By Greer
Question: I am writing a research paper for a biology class, the following is my research question. Why are there so many exaggerated (endemic, gigantic, or unusual) species on islands? I need some help coming up with arguments to support this. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!!
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Duke Duke | 2 days ago
In the absense of other animals, exotic species have the freedom to occupy niches that may already be occupied on the mainland
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Duke Originally Answered: Are checks and balances just a gigantic lie?
At the least, I marked this as an "Interesting" topic for debate , discussion, and rhetoric. I understand exactly where you are coming from, but to utilize the word "lie", is be a bit extreme. Perhaps a better question would have been: "Are the Checks and Balances" really fair and balanced? No person could deny that a strict reading of the US Constitution, the MOST POWER is with the legislative (Congress) branch of the US government...that is true whether you list out the powers numerically as well as the substance of the various powers that are listed. The case could be made that the legislative branch should have the most power because they are the representatives of "We the People" and used to be the representatives of the States and state interests. Presidential vetoes are the "check(s)" on the legislative branch. As you mentioned, the Supreme Court did not have "official" judicial review prior to 1803. Which is an attempt by the Supreme Court to gather more power unto itself. This is a major "check" on the both the executive and the legislative branches. However, "official" judicial review has never come into play until someone files a law suit. I have always been curious as to why it has not been required that the Supreme Court review all legislation for its constitutionality before that legislation is voted on, or at the least before the law goes in front of the President for signature or veto. Many cases can also be made, that the legislative branch has given away quite a bit of its power. The Federal Reserve Act (1913) gave the power to print money and determine its value to a private organization called "the Federal Reserve". Congress gave much of its power to declare war, to the Executive branch with the War Powers Act. The various executive departments that have been created by Congress and are now administered by the President has also taken a lot of power away from the legislative branch...as these new executive departments have the ability to make rules, regulations, and "law". States gave up much of their power (and rights) to the Federal government with 17th Amendment. My gut instinct, is that it was this 17th Amendment that opened the doors to the lobbyists of special interests and especially the big corporations...but that is for another discussion

Bruce Bruce
In my opinion, nothing has changed since the time of Darwin, when he theorized it was mainly because of a lack of predators which let evolution run as it pleased. Of course, we now know Darwin was only partially right in his theories, but this one appears to be valid. Without predators to thin the population of the weak, non-beneficial traits have nothing to keep them in check so they propagate equally well with beneficial mutation. Take body size for example, if it helps you get more food to be bigger, you will likely get bigger. However, without a predator, there is no point of diminishing returns and eventually, an animal will become much larger than its cousins back on the mainland. Predators on the mainland find it easier to down larger prey than the medium size it was before. Larger prey can't maneuver fast like they could when smaller. The isolated population has no need to move fast, so they don't. Think the giant land tortoise, vegetarian, really big, really slow moving, a predators dream. And then think why there are none on the mainland, but there ARE huge numbers of closely related tortoises. Some predator is feeding on tortoises as that get above a certain size so the genes for bigness are not reproducing as well and the tortoises on the mainland are not getting larger and larger as the isolated ones did. In theory, a 2 ounce adult tortoise could breed with a 200 pound isolated adult because they are so close genetically. They are two branches which came from the same genetic stock in the relatively recent past evolutionally speaking. At least, this is the way I understand what Darwin was saying. Creationists keep on asking to see evidence of the "missing" links. I think this case is a perfect example of how evolution actually works, but we have not had enough generations of observation to say it IS the way evolution works. It supports the theory, but does not yet prove the theory. Of course, this is all just my considered opinion as I am no authority on evolution, just an interested party who happens to have recently seen a program on PBS about Darwin and his research. I was surprised to find out he had a rival doing research along the exact same lines who published a preliminary finding which almost, but not quite, pre-empted Darwin from publishing his research.
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Alan Alan
variety one circumstances on that island or section are unique to it. If an animal isn't uncovered to diverse climates, no resistance is outfitted up. The replace in climate and pollutants stages have left animals defenseless variety 2 there is not any way for many animals to go away islands, so there are no animals like it everywhere else
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Sybella Sybella
Google "founder effect" and "genetic drift". Both are based on a small, isolated population, allowing rarerer genes to become common in that population. You see the same thing in human groups who keep to themselves and inbreed heavily.
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