Landscape-level effects on avifauna within tropical agriculture in the Western Ghats: Insights for management and conservation

  title={Landscape-level effects on avifauna within tropical agriculture in the Western Ghats: Insights for management and conservation},
  author={J. Ranganathan and J. Krishnaswamy and M. O. Anand},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
A critical handicap to tropical biodiversity conservation efforts in agroecosystems is the unknowns regarding the influence of landscape-scale factors on the persistence of species. To address these uncertainties, we explored two essential landscape-scale questions, within India’s biologically-rich Western Ghats, examining two nearby human-dominated landscapes that dramatically differed in their pattern of land cover. First, how does the proximity of intact forest patches affect bird community… Expand

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