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Contrasting effects of pine plantations on two skinks: results from a large-scale ‘natural experiment’ in Australia

Mortelliti, A.; Michael, D. R.; Lindenmayer, David B


The conversion of agricultural land to forest plantations is a major driver of global land-use change, and considering that large portions of the planet are covered by forest plantations, understanding their impact on biodiversity is a research priority. The aim of our study was to quantify the long-term response of two lizard species to the transformation of the matrix surrounding remnant habitat patches (from agricultural land to pine plantations). We used a large-scale (115 sites), long-term...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Conservation
DOI: 10.1111/acv.12190
Access Rights: Open Access


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