Response of avian diversity to habitat modification can be predicted from life-history traits and ecological attributes
Ehlers Smith, YC
Ehlers Smith, DA
Seymour, Colleen L.
Van Veen, F.J. Frank
Springer Verlag (Germany)
The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-015-0172-x
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Context: Habitat conversion for agriculture is a major driver of global biodiversity loss, partly because of homogeneity within agri-ecosystems. Anthropogenic landscapes can also increase habitat heterogeneity and primary productivity, however, augmenting regional biodiversity, as species that exploit resources associated with human activities expand their ranges into novel ecological regions.
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Vol. 30 (7), pp. 1225-1239