Beyond Island Biogeography Theory UNDERSTANDING HABITAT FRAGMENTATION IN THE REAL WORLD

@inproceedings{Laurance2009BeyondIB,
  title={Beyond Island Biogeography Theory UNDERSTANDING HABITAT FRAGMENTATION IN THE REAL WORLD},
  author={William F. Laurance},
  year={2009}
}
Island Biogeography Theory (IBT; MacArthur and Wilson 1963, 1967) has profoundly infl uenced the study of biogeography, ecol ogy, and even evolution (Janzen 1968, Losos 1996, Heaney 2000), and has also had an enormous impact on conservation biology. The theory has inspired much thinking about the importance of reserve size and connectivity in the maintenance of species diversity, and stimulated an avalanche of research on fragmented ecosystems. But, like all general models, IBT is a caricature… CONTINUE READING