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Evidence that creation of a Pinus radiate plantation in south-eastern Australia has reduced habitat for frogs

Parris, Kirstem M; Lindenmayer, David

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Loss and fragmentation of habitat resulting from the clearing of forests for agriculture and urban development threaten the persistence of thousands of species worldwide. The clearing of native forest to plant a monoculture of exotic trees may also reduce and fragment the habitat available for indigenous plants and animals. Metacommunity theory suggests that the species richness of a community in a patch of habitat will increase with patch size but decrease with patch isolation. We investigated...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80914
Source: Acta Oecologica
DOI: 10.1016/j.actao.2003.11.006

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