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News for conservationists: Scientists challenge ideas about natural habitats and species diversity
Date:12/31/2012

itat heterogeneity and even to take measures to increase habitat heterogeneity. The study shows that this conventional approach may lead to negative results, especially in the case of landscapes of limited size, which is typical of nature reserves.

Ecosystems and the species they consist of are under increasing pressure of human activity. In these conditions, skillful and intelligent management of natural landscapes is vital. This study provides scientists and policy makers with important insights for the selection and management of areas for conservation.


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Contact: Dov Smith
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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