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A species-centered approach for uncovering generalities in organism responses to habitat loss and fragmentation

Betts, Matthew G; Fahrig, Lenore; Hadley, Adam S; Halstead, Katherine E; Bowman, Jeff; Robinson, W. Douglas; Wiens, John A; Lindenmayer, David B


Theoretical models predict strong influences of habitat loss and fragmentation on species distributions and demography, but empirical studies have shown relatively inconsistent support across species and systems. We argue that species' responses to landscape-scale habitat loss and fragmentation are likely to appear less idiosyncratic if it is recognized that species perceive the same landscapes in different ways. We present a new quantitative approach that uses species distribution models...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecography
DOI: 10.1111/ecog.00740
Access Rights: Open Access


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