Distinguishing stressors acting on land bird communities in an urbanizing environment.

  title={Distinguishing stressors acting on land bird communities in an urbanizing environment.},
  author={Matthew D. Schlesinger and Patricia N. Manley and Marcel Holyoak},
  volume={89 8},
Urbanization has profound influences on ecological communities, but our understanding of causal mechanisms is limited by a lack of attention to its component stressors. Published research suggests that at landscape scales, habitat loss and fragmentation are the major drivers of community change, whereas at local scales, human activity and vegetation management are the primary stressors. Little research has focused on whether urbanization stressors may supplant natural factors as dominant forces… CONTINUE READING
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