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Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of Sprawl (2005), edited by Johnson and Klemens, illustrates the need to more comprehensively integrate biodiversity issues, concerns, and needs into the growing number of antisprawl initiatives, including the “smart growth” and “new urbanist” movements.

How Landscapes Change: Human Disturbance and Ecosystem Fragmentation in the Americas (2003), edited by Bradshaw and Marquet, synthesizes the perspectives of several disciplines, such as ecology, anthropology, economy, and conservation biology. The chief goal is to gain an understanding of how human and ecological processes interact to affect ecosystem functions and species in the Americas.

Primates in Fragments: Ecology and Conservation (2003), edited by Marsh, brings knowledge of species who remain in fragments together with plans to implement strategies for their long term viability.

Lessons from Amazonia: The Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest (2001), edited by Bierregaard et al, provides an overview of the BDFFP, reports on its case studies, looks at forest ecology and tree genetics, and considers what issues are involved in establishing conservation and management guidelines.

The Interaction between Habitat Conditions, Ecosystem Processes and Terrestrial Biodiversity – a Review (2000), by Doherty et al, reviews and critically assesses the relationship between biodiversity, habitat complexity, habitat quality and ecosystem processes with the aim of identifying surrogate or ‘higher-order’ indicators of biodiversity.

Forest Fragmentation: Wildlife and Management Implications (1999), edited by Rochelle et al, discusses fragmentation in light of the theory of ‘island biogeography’ which considers patches of habitat as islands, separated from each other by a sea of hostile land.

Tropical Forest Remnants: Ecology, Management, and Conservation of Fragmented Communities (1997), edited by Laurance and Bierregaard, Jr., provides the best information available to help us understand, manage, and conserve the remaining fragments. Covering geographic areas from Southeast Asia and Australia to Madagascar and the New World, this volume summarizes what is known about the ecology, management, restoration, socioeconomics, and conservation of fragmented forests.


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