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A Resource-Based Habitat View for Conservation: Butterflies in the British Landscape

Roger L. H. Dennis. A Resource-Based Habitat View for Conservation: Butterflies in the British Landscape Authors:Roger L. H. Dennis.
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Year:2010
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Pages:420
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In A Resource-Based Habitat View for Conservation Roger Dennis introduces a novel approach to the understanding of habitats based on resources and conditions required by organisms and their access to them, a quantum shift from simplistic and ineffectual notions of habitats as vegetation units or biotopes. In drawing attention to what organisms actually use and need in landscapes, it focuses on resource composition, structure and connectedness, all of which describe habitat quality and underpin landscape heterogeneity. This contrasts with the current bipolar view of landscapes made up of habitat patches and empty matrix but illustrates how such a metapopulation approach of isolated patchworks can grow by adopting the new habitat viewpoint. The book explores principles underlying this new definition of habitat, and the impact of habitat components on populations, speciesí distributions, geographical ranges and range changes, with a view to conserving resources in landscapes...

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