Biodiversity conservation in tropical agroecosystems: a new conservation paradigm.

@article{Perfecto2008BiodiversityCI,
  title={Biodiversity conservation in tropical agroecosystems: a new conservation paradigm.},
  author={Ivette Perfecto and John H. Vandermeer},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={1134},
  pages={
          173-200
        }
}
It is almost certainly the case that many populations have always existed as metapopulations, leading to the conclusion that local extinctions are common and normally balanced by migrations. This conclusion has major consequences for biodiversity conservation in fragmented tropical forests and the agricultural matrices in which they are embedded. Here we make the argument that the conservation paradigm that focuses on setting aside pristine forests while ignoring the agricultural landscape is a… CONTINUE READING

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