Distance from roads and cities as a predictor of habitat loss and fragmentation in the caatinga vegetation of Brazil.

@article{Santos2002DistanceFR,
  title={Distance from roads and cities as a predictor of habitat loss and fragmentation in the caatinga vegetation of Brazil.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Maur{\'i}cio Melo Santos and Marcelo Tabarelli},
  journal={Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={62 4B},
  pages={897-905}
}
Roads and cities represent huge sources of degradation for adjacent ecosystems regarding nutrient cycling, energy, water flow and species composition. In this study we test the hypothesis that distance from roads and cities is associated with habitat loss and fragmentation in the caatinga vegetation--a dry forest to scrub vegetation that covers ca. 736,000 km2 of northeast Brazil. The study site comprised a 2,828.8 km2 piece (64 km x 44.2 km) of Xingó region (09 degrees 36'S, 37 degrees 50'W… CONTINUE READING