How does spatial heterogeneity influence resilience to climatic changes? Ecological dynamics in southeast Madagascar.

@inproceedings{VirahSawmy2009HowDS,
  title={How does spatial heterogeneity influence resilience to climatic changes? Ecological dynamics in southeast Madagascar.},
  author={Malika Virah-Sawmy and Lindsey Gillson and Katherine J. Willis},
  year={2009}
}
Conceptual models suggest a link between spatial heterogeneity, diversity, and resilience, but few empirical studies exist to demonstrate such an ecological relationship. In this study, we investigated the nature of spatial heterogeneity and resilience of two forest fragments from Madagascar's highly endangered littoral forest, and two nearby sites in the surrounding ericoid grassland. This ecosystem has been subjected to a number of large environmental disturbances over the last 6000 years… CONTINUE READING

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