Grasshopper Population Density versus Size of Patch: Suggested Resources


Book Review (1992). "Last Stand For Many Species." The Futurist. v.26,Sep/Oct. p.53- 54
Highlights eighteen "hot spots" around the world of particularly abundant and fragile ecosystems, their human dynamics and the shrinkage of natural areas.

Brown, James H. (1995). "Spatial Variation in Abundance." Ecology. v.76, n.7 p.2028-2043
Single bird species variation across wide ranges of conditions yielded insights into the magnitude and patterns of spatial variation on local population density.

Hoover, Jeffrey P., et.al. (1995). "Effects of Forest Patch Size on Nesting Success of Wood Thrush." Auk. v.112, n.1 p. 146-155
The reproductive success of wood thrushes took a nose-dive in forest fragments as compared to a contiguous forest.

Margules, C.R., et.al. (1994). "Contrasting Effects of Habitat Formation on the Scorpion and Amphipod." Ecology. v.75, n.7
An Australian study of habitat fragmentation and remnant habitat patch size on diversity with scorpions and amphipods

Ricklefs, Robert E. (1990). Ecology (3rd Edition). p.287-292; 333-346

Schmidt, Kenneth A. (1996). "Patch Assessment in Fox Squirrels: The Role of Resource Density, Patch Size and Patch Boundaries."American Naturalist. v.147, Mar. p.360-380
By manipulating boundaries and resources, investigators determined the importance of patch size or boundaries as to be equally important to resource density.

Shipton, Parker (1984). "Strips and Patches: A Demographic Dimension in Some African Land-Holding and Political Systems." Man. v. 19, Dec. p.613-634
African land-holding policy encourages further fragmentation of natural areas. Article explores the ramification for the continent's rich biological diversity over time.

Villard, Marc Andre, et.al. (1993). "Habitat Fragmentation and Pairing Success in the Ovenbird." Auk.v.110, n.4 p.759-768
Habitat fragmentation resulted in reduced pairing success among ovenbirds because female habitat selection and dispersal dynamics were altered.

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