Three-Gorges Dam--Experiment in Habitat Fragmentation?

  title={Three-Gorges Dam--Experiment in Habitat Fragmentation?},
  author={Jianguo Wu and J. Huang and Xingguo Han and Zongqiang Xie and Xianming Gao},
  pages={1239 - 1240}
Habitat fragmentation is the primary cause of the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, but its underlying processes and mechanisms remain poorly understood. Studies of islands and insular terrestrial habitats are essential for improving our understanding of habitat fragmentation. We argue that the Three-Gorges Dam, the largest that humans have ever created, presents a unique grand-scale natural experiment that allows ecologists to address a range of critical questions concerning the… Expand
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