Species richness of urban forest patches and implications for urban landscape diversity

  title={Species richness of urban forest patches and implications for urban landscape diversity},
  author={Elizabeth R. Hobbs},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
The vascular plant species richness of upland urban forest patches in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, was found to be positively related to their size. There was no significant relationship between species richness and the distance of these patches to other patches. Mowing and trampling reduced species richness of patches, whereas planting increased richness. Landscape richness can be maintained at a relatively high level by leaving even small unmown forested patches within a more… CONTINUE READING
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