Corridors maintain species richness in the fragmented landscapes of a microecosystem

@inproceedings{Gilbert1998CorridorsMS,
  title={Corridors maintain species richness in the fragmented landscapes of a microecosystem},
  author={Francis Gilbert and Andrew Gonzalez and Isabel Evans-Freke},
  year={1998}
}
Theory predicts that species richness or single-species populations can be maintained, or at least extinctions minimized, by boosting rates of immigration. One possible way of achieving this is by establishing corridors of suitable habitat between reserves. Using moss patches as model microecosystems, we provide here probably the ¢rst ¢eld experimental test of the idea that corridors can reduce the rate of loss of species, and therefore help to maintain species richness. Connecting patches of… CONTINUE READING

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