The impact of habitat fragmentation on trophic interactions of the monophagous butterfly Polyommatus coridon

@article{Brckmann2010TheIO,
  title={The impact of habitat fragmentation on trophic interactions of the monophagous butterfly Polyommatus coridon},
  author={Sabrina V. Br{\"u}ckmann and Jochen Krauss and Cornelis Van Achterberg and Ingolf Steffan‐Dewenter},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={707-714}
}
Theory predicts that habitat fragmentation, including reduced area and connectivity of suitable habitat, changes multitrophic interactions. Species at the bottom of trophic cascades (host plants) are expected to be less negatively affected than higher trophic levels, such as herbivores and their parasitoids or predators. Here we test this hypothesis regarding the effects of habitat area and connectivity in a trophic system with three levels: first with the population size of the larval food… 

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