Transitions in forest fragmentation: implications for restoration opportunities at regional scales

@article{Wickham1999TransitionsIF,
  title={Transitions in forest fragmentation: implications for restoration opportunities at regional scales},
  author={James D. Wickham and K. Bruce Jones and Kurt H. Riitters and Timothy G. Wade and Robert V. O'Neill},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={1999},
  volume={14},
  pages={137-145}
}
Where the potential natural vegetation is continuous forest (e.g., eastern US), a region can be divided into smaller units (e.g., counties, watersheds), and a graph of the proportion of forest in the largest patch versus the proportion in anthropogenic cover can be used as an index of forest fragmentation. If forests are not fragmented beyond that converted to anthropogenic cover, there would be only one patch in the unit and its proportional size would equal 1 minus the percentage of… CONTINUE READING
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