[PCA] ARTICLE: Habitat Corridors Increase Plant Diversity Over Decades
De Angelis, Patricia
patricia_deangelis at fws.gov
Tue Mar 3 12:55:28 CST 2020
In October 2019, we shared the link to the Science article forming the basis for the info below, which also includes a vid-link of the researchers at the study site in South Carolina, touted as the largest and longest running experimental corridor in the US.
26 Sept 2019
By Walter Beckwith
in AAAS News
Reconnecting isolated fragments of once continuous habitats may be a powerful tool in restoring and preserving plant biodiversity worldwide, according to a new study published in the September 27 issue of Science.
According to the study results, the establishment of habitat corridors reduced the likelihood of plant extinctions by nearly 2% per year, while increasing the chances of colonization by new species by almost 5% per year. What's more, the positive effects continued to accrue over the entire duration of the study — a span of nearly 20 years — resulting in 14% more species in connected habitats compared to their isolated counterparts.
Full story: https://www.aaas.org/news/habitat-corridors-increase-plant-diversity-over-decades
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