Area effect on bird species richness of an archipelago of wetland fragments in Central Italy

@inproceedings{Benassi2007AreaEO,
  title={Area effect on bird species richness of an archipelago of wetland fragments in Central Italy},
  author={Giulia Benassi and Corrado Battisti and Luca M. Luiselli},
  year={2007}
}
Wetlands are naturally patchy habitat types that in fragmented landscapes are usually immersed inside a sea of anthropogenic habitat matrix. Decrease in patch size area and increase of patch isolation are two important components of wetland fragmentation. We investigated the effects of fragment area on bird species richness at four-level assemblages in a highly fragmented Mediterranean wetland system of Central Italy. Our results indicate that fragment area influenced differently the species… CONTINUE READING

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