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Empirical evaluation of the strength of interspecific competition in shaping small mammal communities in fragmented landscapes

Sozio, Giulia; Mortelliti, Alessio


Context Theory predicts that habitat loss and fragmentation may have drastic consequences on species’ interactions. To date, however, little empirical evidence exists on the strength of interspecific competition in shaping animal communities in fragmented landscapes. Objectives Our aim was to measure the degree of ongoing competitive interference between species in fragmented landscapes. Our model system was the community of ground-dwelling rodents in deciduous woodlands in central Italy,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Landscape Ecology
DOI: 10.1007/s10980-015-0286-1


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