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Confounding factors in the detection of species responses to habitat fragmentation
  • R. Ewers, R. Didham
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 December 2005
Habitat loss has pervasive and disruptive impacts on biodiversity in habitat remnants. The magnitude of the ecological impacts of habitat loss can be exacerbated by the spatial arrangement – orExpand
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
Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes ‐ eight hypotheses
Understanding how landscape characteristics affect biodiversity patterns and ecological processes at local and landscape scales is critical for mitigating effects of global environmental change. InExpand
Global effects of land use on local terrestrial biodiversity
Human activities, especially conversion and degradation of habitats, are causing global biodiversity declines. How local ecological assemblages are responding is less clear—a concern given theirExpand
Interactive effects of habitat modification and species invasion on native species decline.
Different components of global environmental change are often studied and managed independently, but mounting evidence points towards complex non-additive interaction effects between drivers ofExpand
Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world.
The future of tropical forest biodiversity depends more than ever on the effective management of human-modified landscapes, presenting a daunting challenge to conservation practitioners and land useExpand
Are invasive species the drivers of ecological change?
Invasive species are widely accepted as one of the leading direct causes of biodiversity loss. However, much of the evidence for this contention is based on simple correlations between exoticExpand
A large-scale forest fragmentation experiment: the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems Project
  • R. Ewers, R. Didham, +8 authors E. Turner
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 27 November 2011
Opportunities to conduct large-scale field experiments are rare, but provide a unique opportunity to reveal the complex processes that operate within natural ecosystems. Here, we review the design ofExpand
The effect of fragment shape and species' sensitivity to habitat edges on animal population size.
  • R. Ewers, R. Didham
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Conservation biology : the journal of the Society…
  • 1 August 2007
Habitat fragmentation causes extinction of local animal populations by decreasing the amount of viable "core" habitat area and increasing edge effects. It is widely accepted that larger fragmentsExpand
Continuous response functions for quantifying the strength of edge effects
Summary 1 Ecological boundaries are a dominant feature of human-modified landscapes and have been the subject of numerous empirical studies. Robust statistical methods for determining theExpand