Habitat patchiness and plant species richness

TitleHabitat patchiness and plant species richness
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBascompte, J, Rodriguez, MA
JournalEcological Letters
Pagination417 -420
Accession NumberKNZ00754

The pattern of woody species richness decline with a decrease in woody vegetation cover was studied within a tallgrass prairie. The decline in species richness is highly non-linear, with a well-defined threshold below which species richness collapses. This relationship can be understood after considering information on how landscape structure changes with woody vegetation cover, and how species richness is related to landscape structure.