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Ecosystem Decay of Amazonian Forest Fragments: a 22-Year Investigation
We synthesized key findings from the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, the world's largest and longest-running experimental study of habitat fragmentation. Although initially designedExpand
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Matrix habitat and species richness in tropical forest remnants
The abilities of species to use the matrix of modified habitats surrounding forest fragments may aAect their vulnerability in fragmented landscapes. We used long-term (up to 19-year) studies of fourExpand
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The biological dynamics of tropical rainforest fragments A prospective comparison of fragments and continuous forest
Richard 0. Bierregaard Jr. is director of the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragment Project at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560; his researchExpand
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Dispersal of Amazonian birds in continuous and fragmented forest.
Many ecologists believe birds disappear from tropical forest fragments because they are poor dispersers. We test this idea using a spatially explicit capture data base from the Biological Dynamics ofExpand
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Rates of species loss from Amazonian forest fragments
In the face of worldwide habitat fragmentation, managers need to devise a time frame for action. We ask how fast do understory bird species disappear from experimentally isolated plots in theExpand
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A Large-Scale Deforestation Experiment: Effects of Patch Area and Isolation on Amazon Birds
As compared with extensive contiguous areas, small isolated habitat patches lack many species. Some species disappear after isolation; others are rarely found in any small patch, regardless ofExpand
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Long-term landscape change and bird abundance in Amazonian rainforest fragments.
The rainforests of the Amazon basin are being cut by humans at a rate >20,000 km2/year leading to smaller and more isolated patches of forest, with remaining fragments often in the range of 1-100 ha.Expand
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Relevance of the equilibrium theory of island biogeography and species-area relations to conservation with a case from Amazonia
Stable URL:http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0305-0270%28198603%2913%3A2%3C133%3AROTETO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-YJournal of Biogeography is currently published by Blackwell Publishing.Your use of the JSTORExpand
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