Urbanization drives community shifts towards thermophilic and dispersive species at local and landscape scales.

@article{Piano2017UrbanizationDC,
  title={Urbanization drives community shifts towards thermophilic and dispersive species at local and landscape scales.},
  author={Elena Piano and Katrien De Wolf and Francesca Bona and Dries Bonte and Diana E Bowler and Marco Isaia and Luc Lens and Thomas Merckx and Daan Mertens and Marc van Kerckvoorde and Luc De Meester and Frederik Hendrickx},
  journal={Global change biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={2554-2564}
}
The increasing conversion of agricultural and natural areas to human-dominated urban landscapes is predicted to lead to a major decline in biodiversity worldwide. Two conditions that typically differ between urban environments and the surrounding landscape are increased temperature, and high patch isolation and habitat turnover rates. However, the extent and spatial scale at which these altered conditions shape biotic communities through selection and/or filtering on species traits are… CONTINUE READING
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