1 Introduction</h5> Land use and cover change (LUCC) has been identified as an important factor determining the structure and functionality of the landscape, especially in regions having a long history of human occupancy ( Parcerisas et al., 2012 ). Socio-economic changes are the main drivers of LUCC and have a strong impact on landscape structural patterns and ecological processes, improving or degrading their capacity to support a variety of species and ecosystem services ( Forman, 1995; Stoms et al., 2002; Potschin and Haines-Young, 2006 ). Recent work has shown the dramatic changes which have taken place during the past few years in South American landscapes ( García et al., 2001; Echeverría et al., 2008; Armenteras et al., 2013 ). In particular, the Mediterranean region of Chile, classified as a biological hotspot due to its high endemism ( Myers et al., 2000 ), is being severely affected by LUCC ( Aguayo et al., 2009; Schulz et al., 2010 ).</P>Habitat fragmentation is one of the main consequences of LUCC, and can result in a loss of connectivity for different species (e.g., Pereira et al., 2011 ). Connectivity is the degree to which the landscape helps or impedes the movement of
Ecological Indicators – Elsevier
Published: Jan 1, 2015
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera