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Unformatted text preview: o Decrease in habitat area o Increase in distance between fragments, animals may not be willing to travel over this area o Habitat degradation has edge effects, they lose the edge of these areas because animals don’t want to even get close to the areas o Change in disturbance patterns: Light, temperature, wind, humidity, fire • Biological effects o Loss of endemic species o Crowding effect at beginning eventually leads to a decline because of loss of habitat • Island biography o Small fragments or islands have fewer species o More isolated fragments have fewer species due to lower immigration • Aquatic Fragmentation o...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course E&EB 115 taught by Professor Jeffreypowellmartawells during the Fall '07 term at Yale.
- Fall '07