Plant-species richness in corridor intersections: is intersection shape influential?

  title={Plant-species richness in corridor intersections: is intersection shape influential?},
  author={Samuel Riffell and Kevin J. Gutzwiller},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
Corridor intersections constitute nodes that can be more mesic than the intersecting corridors themselves. Such microclimatic conditions may lead to an “intersection effect,” in which plant richness is higher in the intersection than in the corridors. We hypothesized that an additional factor contributing to intersection effects is the movement of plants along corridors into intersections by way of bird- and mammal-dispersed seeds. If this hypothesis is correct, one would expect intersection… CONTINUE READING
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