The effect of fragment shape and species' sensitivity to habitat edges on animal population size.

@article{Ewers2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of fragment shape and species' sensitivity to habitat edges on animal population size.},
  author={Robert M. Ewers and Raphael K. Didham},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={926-36}
}
Habitat fragmentation causes extinction of local animal populations by decreasing the amount of viable "core" habitat area and increasing edge effects. It is widely accepted that larger fragments make better nature reserves because core-dwelling species have a larger amount of suitable habitat. Nevertheless, fragments in real landscapes have complex, irregular shapes. We modeled the population sizes of species that have a representative range of preferences for or aversions to habitat edges at… CONTINUE READING
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