Edge effects in fragmented forests: implications for conservation.

  title={Edge effects in fragmented forests: implications for conservation.},
  author={Carolina Murcia},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={10 2},
Edges are presumed to have deleterious consequences for the organisms that remain in forest fragments. However, there is substantial discrepancy among recent studies about the existence and intensity of edge effects. Most studies have focused on seeking simplistic and static patterns. Very few have tested mechanistic hypotheses or explored the factors that modulate edge effects. Consequently,studies are very site-specifci and their results cannot be generalized to produce a universal theory of… CONTINUE READING
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