Moving towards the edge: matrix matters!
Article first published online: 4 DEC 2012
© 2012 International Association for Vegetation Science
Journal of Vegetation Science
Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 7–8, January 2013
How to Cite
Cousins, S. A.O. (2013), Moving towards the edge: matrix matters!. Journal of Vegetation Science, 24: 7–8. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12019
- Issue published online: 4 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 4 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 24 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 OCT 2012
In this issue of the Journal of Vegetation Science, Chabrerie et al. use plant inventories and geographical data to investigate effects on species richness and turnover caused by management intensity in the surrounding matrix in new and old forest fragments. Although forest edge age was important, more intensive management of the matrix clearly sharpened the edge–interior gradient.