11. Habitat Loss, Fragmentation, and Degredation

11. Habitat Loss, Fragmentation, and Degredation - Habitat...

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Habitat Loss, Fragmentation, and Degradation ….the problem of our times
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What is “Habitat”? Habitat is the physical and biological environment used by a species Habitat provides food resources, protection from predators, shelter from elements, breeding sites, etc… Habitat requirements differ among species and individual species can require more than one habitat
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Sea Turtle Habitat
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Major Causes of Habitat Loss that Can Result in Species Extinction Agriculture Aquaculture Urbanization Timber harvesting Road construction Altered fire regimes Water projects
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Greatest habitat loss has occurred in temperate Mediterranean habitats and temperate woodlands Smallest losses have occurred in boreal forest and tundra Greatest projected losses are in tropical forests and grasslands
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Geography of Agricultural Conversion
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Geography of Deforestation Conversion of natural forests to other uses has reduced forest cover by >50% over the last 8000 years
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course ZOO 360 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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