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Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems
Urgent need for conservation and restoration measures to improve landscape connectivity. We conducted an analysis of global forest cover to reveal that 70% of remaining forest is within 1 km of theExpand
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The restoration of biodiversity: where has research been and where does it need to go?
  • L. A. Brudvig
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of botany
  • 1 March 2011
The practice of ecological restoration is a primary option for increasing levels of biodiversity by modifying human-altered ecosystems. The scientific discipline of restoration ecology providesExpand
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Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation
Human alterations to nutrient cycles and herbivore communities are affecting global biodiversity dramatically. Ecological theory predicts these changes should be strongly counteractive: nutrientExpand
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The movement ecology and dynamics of plant communities in fragmented landscapes
A conceptual model of movement ecology has recently been advanced to explain all movement by considering the interaction of four elements: internal state, motion capacity, navigation capacities, andExpand
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Evaluation of Central North American prairie management based on species diversity, life form, and individual species metrics.
Reintroduction of fire and grazing, alone or in combination, has increasingly been recognized as central to the restoration of North American mixed-grass and tallgrass prairies. Although ecologicalExpand
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Landscape connectivity promotes plant biodiversity spillover into non-target habitats
Conservation efforts typically focus on maximizing biodiversity in protected areas. The space available for reserves is limited, however, and conservation efforts must increasingly consider howExpand
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Interpreting variation to advance predictive restoration science
Summary Ecological restoration is a global priority that holds great potential for benefiting natural ecosystems, but restoration outcomes are notoriously unpredictable. Resolving thisExpand
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Oak savanna management strategies and their differential effects on vegetative structure, understory light, and flowering forbs
High quality oak savanna communities were once abundant in the North American Midwest, but have become exceedingly rare. Where remnant savannas remain, fire suppression and resulting woodyExpand
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How fragmentation and corridors affect wind dynamics and seed dispersal in open habitats
Significance Understanding how widespread human-induced global changes are affecting the movement and dispersal of organisms is critical for maintaining species diversity and making sound landExpand
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Land-use history, historical connectivity, and land management interact to determine longleaf pine woodland understory richness and composition
Restoration and management activities targeted at recovering biodiversity can lead to unexpected results. In part, this is due to a lack of understanding of how site-level characteristics, landscapeExpand
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