Chapter 23. Impacts of Habitat Fragmentation and Linear Clearings on Australian Rainforest Biota

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member4 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor5
  1. William F. Laurance1,2 and
  2. Miriam Goosem3,†

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch23

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Laurance, W. F. and Goosem, M. (2008) Impacts of Habitat Fragmentation and Linear Clearings on Australian Rainforest Biota, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 4

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 5

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama, Republic of Panama

  2. 2

    Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

  3. 3

    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • impacts of habitat fragmentation and linear clearings;
  • edge effects - physical and biotic changes;
  • species invasions;
  • edge-related changes over even larger spatial scales for forests;
  • isolation and barrier effects;
  • deleterious effects of forest fragmentation and their mitigation;
  • environmental synergisms;
  • Australian Wet Tropics forests and sustaining direct human disturbances

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The scope of the problem

  • Area effects

  • Edge effects

  • Species invasions

  • Isolation and barrier effects

  • Conservation corridors

  • Environmental synergisms

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

  • References