Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand DAVID A. NORTON* Conservation Research Group School of Forestry University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand Introduction In a recent issue of Conservation Biology (Vol. 2, No. 4), a special section was devoted to edge effects and fragmented landscapes. These papers and others (e.g., Lovejoy et al. 1986;Wilcove et al. 1986) tp the curye rent view of fragmentation as a spatial phenomenon at the landscape scale. However, it needs to be recognized that fragmentation is not restricted to any particular scale, nor to the spatial domain as opposed to any other domain (e.g., temporal or functional). Fragmentation is simply the disruption of continuity. When defined in this manner, the concept of fragmentation can be applied to any domain in which continuity is important to the functioning of ecosystems. Because ecosystems function across a wide range of scales, fragmentation is not scale-limited.Here we discuss the effect of scale as applied to fragmentation in the spatial domain. In particular, we explore the conservation implications of scale in spatial fragmentation, since fragmentation is a major conservation issue. Scale and Spatial Fragmentation Spatial fragmentationo natural vegetation occurs across f a range
Conservation Biology – Wiley
Published: Jun 1, 1990
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, 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