Impacts of rain forest fragmentation on butterflies in northern Borneo: species richness, turnover and the value of small fragments

  title={Impacts of rain forest fragmentation on butterflies in northern Borneo: species richness, turnover and the value of small fragments},
  author={Suzan Benedick and Jane K. Hill and Nazirah Mustaffa and Vun Khen Chey and Mohamed Maryati and Jeremy B. Searle and Menno Schilthuizen and Keith C. Hamer},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
Summary 1 Widespread and rapid losses of tropical rain forests have made understanding the responses of species to rain forest fragmentation an area of major concern. In this study we examined the impacts of habitat fragmentation on the species richness and faunal composition of butterflies in tropical rain forests in Sabah, Borneo. We analysed patterns of both α- and β-diversity to assess the relative importance of differences in patch size, isolation and vegetation structure on the… 

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