Habitat Loss and Modification Due to Gas Development in the Fayetteville Shale

  title={Habitat Loss and Modification Due to Gas Development in the Fayetteville Shale},
  author={Matthew D. Moran and A. Brandon Cox and Rachel Wells and Chloe C Benichou and Maureen R. McClung},
  journal={Environmental Management},
AbstractHydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have become major methods to extract new oil and gas deposits, many of which exist in shale formations in the temperate deciduous biome of the eastern United States. While these technologies have increased natural gas production to new highs, they can have substantial environmental effects. We measured the changes in land use within the maturing Fayetteville Shale gas development region in Arkansas between 2001/2002 and 2012. Our goal was to… 

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