Is the matrix important to butterflies in fragmented landscapes?

@article{Sweaney2014IsTM,
  title={Is the matrix important to butterflies in fragmented landscapes?},
  author={Nici Sweaney and David B. Lindenmayer and Don A Driscoll},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={283-294}
}
The quality and extent of the ‘matrix’ in terrestrial fragmented landscapes may influence the persistence and behaviour of patch-associated fauna. Butterflies are a popular target group for fragmentation studies and represent an ideal assemblage to explore the impact and role of the matrix in patchy landscapes. To date, there has been no attempt to synthesise available research and assess the extent to which the matrix is included in studies of fragmented butterfly populations. Addressing this… CONTINUE READING

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