Fragment quality and distribution of the arboreal primate Propithecus verreauxi in the spiny forest of south Madagascar

  title={Fragment quality and distribution of the arboreal primate Propithecus verreauxi in the spiny forest of south Madagascar},
  author={Ivan Norscia and Elisabetta Palagi},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  pages={103 - 106}
  • I. Norscia, E. Palagi
  • Published 17 December 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology
The increasing proportion of the landscape used by humans has led, and is still leading, to the conversion of the original habitat into numerous small patches, often separated by a matrix of inhospitable land-uses. This habitat fragmentation is a major threat to biological diversity and is considered to be the primary cause of the present species extinction crisis (Aurambout et al. 2005). Survival in fragments is related to both intrinsic factors, such as abundance and sex ratio, and extrinsic… 

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