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Plant distributions and dynamics in urban habitat fragments

Lucy Bastin

Plant distributions and dynamics in urban habitat fragments

by Lucy Bastin

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D) - University of Birmingham, School of Biological Sciences.

Statementby Lucy Bastin.
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Open LibraryOL17868944M

The distributions and population dynamics of bee species in naturally patchy habitats (e.g., bumble bees in alpine meadows) can yield insights into some, but not all, of the factors associated with habitat fragmentation (Bowers ).Cited by: Plant Distributions in the Southwestern United States: A Scenario Assessment of the Modern-Day and Future Distribution Ranges of Species: Open-File Report [Thomas, Kathryn A., U.S. Department of the Interior, United, et al.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Plant Distributions in the Southwestern United States: A Scenario Assessment of the Modern-Day and Author: Kathryn A. Thomas.

Title: Effects of surrounding land use on plant species composition in urban forest fragments. As human development occurs in forested areas, forests become fragmented into small islands in a matrix of urban land uses. This study examined the effect of surrounding urban land uses on the native and exotic plant species found on the edgesAuthor: Bruce Michael Barbarasch. Following habitat fragmentation individual habitat patches may lose species over time as they pay off their “extinction debt.” Species with relatively low rates of population extinction and colonization (“slow” species) may maintain extinction debts for particularly prolonged periods, but few data are available to test this by:

Producing plant distributions. Many academic papers cover algorithms which extract plant data from imagery, or simulate ecosystems - see the Plant Papers page for significant papers like Tree detection from aerial imagery () Sources of Data. The GlobeLand30 (GLC30) LULC Dataset.   Hanski, I () Habitat loss, the dynamics of biodiversity, and a perspective on conservation. Am – Hsieh, YL and Linsenmair, KE () Seasonal dynamics of arboreal spider diversity in a temperate : Julieta Benítez-Malvido, Ana Paola Martínez-Falcón, César G. Durán-Barrón.


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Plant distributions and dynamics in urban habitat fragments by Lucy Bastin Download PDF EPUB FB2

(1) The presence and absence of 22 plant species of various growth forms and habitat associations were analysed in habitat fragments totalling km2 in a km2 urban and suburban region, in Birmingham, UK. (2) Multivariate logistic regressions were used to assess the effects of patch geometry and quality on the species by: The Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP), originally called the Minimum Critical Size of Ecosystems Project is a large-scale ecological experiment looking at the effects of habitat fragmentation on tropical rainforest; it is one of the most expensive biology experiments ever run.

The experiment, which was established in is located near Manaus, in the Brazilian Amazon. Habitat configuration may be less important for vascular plant distributions than habitat quality or the effects of land use history. Key-words: life history traits, metapopulation, patch area, patch isolation, soil factors.

Journal of Ecology () 90, – Introduction If habitat quality were the Cited by: Habitat configuration, species traits and plant distributions Article in Journal of Ecology 90(5) - September with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Using forest dynamics plots (FDPs) on 29 land‐bridge islands in which all woody plants have been georeferenced and identified to species, we characterized and derived two composite measures of.

Habitat Fragmentation and its Effect on Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Trees. A good example of a biodiversity hotspot affected by fragmentation is the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest landscape, which is dominated by a mosaic of small forest fragments usually embedded in a heterogeneous matrix of urban and agricultural land (Ribeiro et al., ).

We have primarily focused on evolutionary shifts in animals, yet plants are also adaptively responding to the novel urban habitat. Plant species that physiologically tolerate urban conditions and are able to find suitable soil to grow will be subject to natural selection if they.

# in Children's Flower & Plant Books (Books) # in Children's Astronomy & Space Books (Books) # in It was a small book only like 20 pages, but I still liked how it had important information about the plants.

Verified Purchase. This book is an great example of connections between animals and plants their habitat. My 4/4(2).

habitat (Figure ). Interior habitat is the area far enough from the edge to maintain communities of the original larger habitat. For example, when large tracts of sage/grassland are cleared and seeded into grasses or alfalfa, sage/grassland patch size and interior File Size: KB.

Plant ecology is a subdiscipline of ecology which studies the distribution and abundance of plants, the effects of environmental factors upon the abundance of plants, and the interactions among and between plants and other organisms. Examples of these are the distribution of temperate deciduous forests in North America, the effects of drought or flooding upon plant survival, and competition.

A habitat is the place where a plant lives. It must have adequate food, water, and space. It must have adequate food, water, and space.

Each type of habitat has specific characteristics that pair. Changes in Plant-Pollinator Dynamics Compared to wind-pollinated plants, species that are dependent on animal pollinators and genetic outcrossing (i.e., those that can’t reproduce through self-pollination) can be more susceptible to the effects of habitat fragmentation because of their reliance on animal behavior to reproduce (Llorens et al.

).Author: Timlundy. The influence of habitat fragmentation on multiple plant-animal interactions and plant reproduction. Brudvig LA, Damschen EI, Haddad NM, Levey DJ, Tewksbury JJ.

Despite broad recognition that habitat loss represents the greatest threat to the world's biodiyersity, a mechanistic understanding of how habitat loss and associated fragmentation Cited by:   Species distribution patterns within naturally fragmented habitat have been found to often exhibit patterns of pronounced nestedness.

Highly predictable extinction sequences are implied by these nested species distribution patterns, thus the patterns are important to both the philosophy and practice of conservation biology. A simple thermodynamic measure of the order and disorder apparent in Cited by: Table S1: Effects of habitat characteristics and season (year /10, year /11) on the structure of plant-frugivore networks.

Species specialisation (d'), network specialisation (H 2 '), interaction diversity and robustness of plant-frugivore networks (n = 9) in relation to fruit abundance, fruiting plant species richness, canopy cover (%) and season (/10 and /11).Cited by: The influence of habitat fragmentation on multiple plant–animal interactions and plant reproduction Despite broad recognition that habitat loss represents the greatest threat to the world's biodiversity, a mechanistic understanding of how habitat loss and associated fragmentation affect ecological systems has proven remarkably by: The authors developed spatial models of the predicted modern-day suitable habitat of dominant and indicator plant species of the southwestern United States and then conducted a coarse assessment of potential future changes in the distribution of their suitable habitat under three climate-change scenarios for two time periods.

Similarly, Ghazoul () recently reviewed how the different spatial dimensions of plant distributions (namely population size, density and distance between conspecifics, purity and habitat fragmentation) affect pollination and reproductive output of plants.

Specifically, he analysed the frequency with which Allee effects are observed among Cited by: Despite broad recognition that habitat loss represents the greatest threat to the world's biodiversity, a mechanistic understanding of how habitat loss and associated fragmentation affect ecological systems has proven remarkably challenging.

The challenge stems from the multiple interdependent ways that landscapes change following fragmentation and the ensuing complex impacts. In this case, it is necessary for humans to intervene to avoid local extinctions and to control the species dynamics inside natural habitat fragments.

Fig. Rock Pigeon (Columbia livia) is an alien species common in the majority of parks around the world, where it competes with native pigeons, doves, and other birds for nesting sites and food. Plants and Habitats combines the species and habitat approaches to plants and vegetation.

Most of it is an identification guide to plant species selected as those which are common, conspicuous or useful ecological indicators; species which collectively make up most of the vegetation in Britain and Ireland/5(25).SEED BANK DYNAMICS AND HABITAT INDICATORS OF.

ARCTOMECON CALIFORNICA, A RARE PLANT IN A FRAGMENTED DESERT ENVIRONMENT. Laura Megill. 1, Lawrence R. Walker. 1,2, Cheryl Vanier. 1, and Debra Johnson. A. BSTRACT.—Protection of endangered desert plant species is frequently complicated by a lack of information aboutCited by: 5.Green Roofs and Facades: A Habitat Template Approach.

The first more comprehensive attempts to find natural analogs for urban habitats were led by anthropologists and environmental psychologists who examined the typical suburban landscapes of North America and Europe.