Extinction Thresholds for Species in Fractal Landscapes

  title={Extinction Thresholds for Species in Fractal Landscapes},
  author={Kimberly A. With and A. W. King},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  • Kimberly A. With, A. W. King
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Predicting species' responses to habitat loss and fragmentation is one of the greatest challenges fac- ing conservation biologists, particularly if extinction is a threshold phenomenon. Extinction thresholds are abrupt declines in the patch occupancy of a metapopulation across a narrow range of habitat loss. Metapop- ulation-type models have been used to predict extinction thresholds for endangered populations. These models often make simplifying assumptions about the distribution of habitat… CONTINUE READING
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