Effects of Habitat Loss and Fragmentation on Population Dynamics

  title={Effects of Habitat Loss and Fragmentation on Population Dynamics},
  author={Thorsten Wiegand and Eloy Revilla and Kirk A. Moloney},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract:  We used a spatially explicit population model that was generalized to produce nine ecological profiles of long‐lived species with stable home ranges and natal dispersal to investigate the effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on population dynamics. We simulated population dynamics in landscapes composed of three habitat types (good‐quality habitat ranging from 10–25%, poor‐quality habitat ranging from 10–70%, and matrix). Landscape structures varied from highly fragmented to… 

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