Testing simple indices of habitat proximity.

  title={Testing simple indices of habitat proximity.},
  author={Rachael Winfree and Jonathan Dushoff and Elizabeth E. Crone and C. Bertrand Schultz and Robert Budny and Neal M. Williams and Claire Kremen},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={165 6},
Simple measures of habitat proximity made primarily on the basis of land cover are widely used in the ecological literature to infer habitat connectivity, or the potential for animal movement among resource patches. However, such indices rarely have been tested against observations of animal movement or against more detailed biological models. We developed a priori expectations as to the types of study systems and organisms for which various habitat proximity indices would be best suited. We… CONTINUE READING
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