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dc.contributor.authorPfeifer, Marion
dc.contributor.authorLefebvre, Veronique
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Toby A.
dc.contributor.authorArroyo-Rodriguez, Victor
dc.contributor.authorBaeten, Lander
dc.contributor.authorBanks-Leite, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorBarlow, Jos
dc.contributor.authorBetts, Matthew G.
dc.contributor.authorBrunet, Joerg
dc.contributor.authorCerezo, Alexis
dc.contributor.authorCisneros, Laura M.
dc.contributor.authorCollard, Stuart
dc.contributor.authorD'Cruze, Neil
dc.contributor.authorda Silva Motta, Catarina
dc.contributor.authorDuguay, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorEggermont, Hilde
dc.contributor.authorEigenbrod, Felix
dc.contributor.authorHadley, Adam S.
dc.contributor.authorHanson, Thor R.
dc.contributor.authorHawes, Joseph E.
dc.contributor.authorHeartsill Scalley, Tamara
dc.contributor.authorKlingbeil, Brian T.
dc.contributor.authorKolb, Annette
dc.contributor.authorKormann, Urs
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Sunil
dc.contributor.authorLachat, Thibault
dc.contributor.authorLakeman Fraser, Poppy
dc.contributor.authorLantschner, Victoria
dc.contributor.authorWells, Konstans
dc.contributor.authoret al.
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T22:48:19Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T22:48:19Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn2045-7758
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ece3.1036
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173407
dc.description.abstractHabitat fragmentation studies have produced complex results that are challenging to synthesize. Inconsistencies among studies may result from variation in the choice of landscape metrics and response variables, which is often compounded by a lack of key statistical or methodological information. Collating primary datasets on biodiversity responses to fragmentation in a consistent and flexible database permits simple data retrieval for subsequent analyses. We present a relational database that links such field data to taxonomic nomenclature, spatial and temporal plot attributes, and environmental characteristics. Field assessments include measurements of the response(s) (e.g., presence, abundance, ground cover) of one or more species linked to plots in fragments within a partially forested landscape. The database currently holds 9830 unique species recorded in plots of 58 unique landscapes in six of eight realms: mammals 315, birds 1286, herptiles 460, insects 4521, spiders 204, other arthropods 85, gastropods 70, annelids 8, platyhelminthes 4, Onychophora 2, vascular plants 2112, nonvascular plants and lichens 320, and fungi 449. Three landscapes were sampled as long-term time series (>10 years). Seven hundred and eleven species are found in two or more landscapes. Consolidating the substantial amount of primary data available on biodiversity responses to fragmentation in the context of land-use change and natural disturbances is an essential part of understanding the effects of increasing anthropogenic pressures on land. The consistent format of this database facilitates testing of generalizations concerning biologic responses to fragmentation across diverse systems and taxa. It also allows the re-examination of existing datasets with alternative landscape metrics and robust statistical methods, for example, helping to address pseudo-replication problems. The database can thus help researchers in producing broad syntheses of the effects of land use. The database is dynamic and inclusive, and contributions from individual and large-scale data-collection efforts are welcome.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1524
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1537
dc.relation.ispartofissue9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcology and Evolution
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEvolutionary Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0603
dc.titleBIOFRAG - a new database for analyzing BIOdiversity responses to forest FRAGmentation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© 2014 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the term s of the Creative Commons At tribution License, which permits use,distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorWells, Konstans


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