Perfectly nested or significantly nested - an important difference for conservation management
Assemblages are nested if species present at species-poor sites are subsets of those present at species-rich sites. In fragmented landscapes, nestedness analyses have been suggested as a means of assessing which patches are most important for biodiversity conservation. In the theoretical situation of perfect nestedness in relation to patch size, the single largest patch is disproportionally more important compared to smaller patches and will capture all species of conservation concern. However,...[Show more]
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