Accessible habitat: an improved measure of the effects of habitat loss and roads on wildlife populations

@article{Eigenbrod2007AccessibleHA,
  title={Accessible habitat: an improved measure of the effects of habitat loss and roads on wildlife populations},
  author={Felix Eigenbrod and Stephen J. Hecnar and Lenore Fahrig},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={159-168}
}
Habitat loss is known to be the main cause of the current global decline in biodiversity, and roads are thought to affect the persistence of many species by restricting movement between habitat patches. However, measuring the effects of roads and habitat loss separately means that the configuration of habitat relative to roads is not considered. We present a new measure of the combined effects of roads and habitat amount: accessible habitat. We define accessible habitat as the amount of habitat… 

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