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dc.contributor.authorWilson, J.W.
dc.contributor.authorvan Aarde, R.J.
dc.contributor.authorvan Rensburg, B.J.
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-16T12:58:22Z
dc.date.available2007-05-16T12:58:22Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.issn0030-6525en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/276
dc.description.abstractWe investigated the influence of forest fragment size and isolation on the bird assemblages in the species- and endemic-rich sand forests of the Maputaland Centre of Endemism, southern Mozambique. Point centre surveys were conducted across 12 sand forest patches that varied in size and isolation. Patch size and isolation had little influence on bird species richness, but the number of individuals decreased significantly with increasing isolation. Furthermore, bird abundances were correlated to a combination of the size and isolation of patches. Many forest specialists, in particular large-bodied frugivores, were highly sensitive to reduced patch size and increased distances between patches. Further fragmentation of the landscape may therefore impair the ability of these forests to support viable populations of forest specialists.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Mozal Community Development Trust and CERU funded this project, which was sanctioned by Mozambique’s National Directorate of Conservation Areas (DNAC).en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectforesten
dc.subjectfragmentationen
dc.subjectisolationen
dc.subjectbird assemblagesen
dc.subjectsand foresten
dc.subjectMaputaland Centre of Endemismen
dc.titleEffects of habitat fragmentation on bird communities of sand forests in southern Mozambiqueen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.cibjournalOstrichen
dc.cibprojectLarge-scale patterns in diversityen


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