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Corridors (Ecology)

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    • Biological corridors
    • Ecological corridors
    • Green corridors (Ecology)
    • Habitat corridors
    • Landscape corridors (Ecology)
    • Movement corridors, Wildlife
    • Wildlife corridors
    • Wildlife movement corridors
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    • found: Work cat.: 95103161: Yerena, E. Corredores ecológicos en los Andes de Venezuela, 1994.
    • found: Web. 3(corridor)
    • found: The role of corridors, 1991:p. 3 (wildlife corridor)
    • found: McGraw-Hill dict. sci. tech.(corridor)
    • found: Acad. Pr. dict. sci. tech.(corridor, Ecology; a connection between adjacent land areas that allows the passage of fauna from one area to the other)
    • found: 3rd International Symposium of the Pan-European Network, c2003:t.p. (ecological corridors) p. 4 of cover (biological corridors)
    • found: OCLC, Feb. 25, 2004(biological corridors; ecological corridors)
    • found: RLIN, Feb. 25, 2004(ecological corridors)
    • found: Bio. and ag. index on 1stsearch, Feb. 25, 2004(biological corridors)
    • found: Evans, D.M. Ecology and conservation of plants in fragmented landscapes, 2011:abstr. (Habitat corridors are popular management tools to mitigate the negative effects of fragmentation, but few studies have assessed the impact of corridors on plants. Corridors can benefit plants by increasing dispersal and gene flow, or corridors can be detrimental to plants by increasing movement and abundance of plants' antagonists.) leaf 63 (Landscape corridors, which connect otherwise isolated patches, have been shown to increase seed dispersal by birds moving between patch fragments; the utility of corridors for promoting seed dispersal by birds during both summer and winter) leaf 64 (One of the most popular strategies to mitigate the extinction threat posed by fragmentation is the creation and maintenance of landscape corridors. Corridors are useful because they promote long-distance movement of a variety of organisms--including plants via seed dispersal-- between otherwise isolated habitat patches.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 21, 2012:Wildlife corridor (A wildlife corridor or green corridor is an area of habitat connecting wildlife populations separated by human activities (such as roads, development, or logging). This allows an exchange of individuals between populations, which may help prevent the negative effects of inbreeding and reduced genetic diversity (via genetic drift) that often occur within isolated populations. Corridors may also help facilitate the re-establishment of populations that have been reduced or eliminated due to random events (such as fires or disease). This may potentially moderate some of the worst effects of habitat fragmentation.) Habitat corridor (A habitat corridor is a strip of land that aids in the movement of species between disconnected areas of their natural habitat. Habitat fragmentation due to human development is an ever-increasing threat to biodiversity, and habitat corridors are a possible solution.)
    • found: Landscape corridors promote plant diversity by preventing species loss, via ScienceDaily website, Sep. 4, 2006, viewed Aug. 21, 2012(Landscape corridors -- thin strips of habitat that connect isolated patches of habitat -- are lifelines for native plants that live in the connected patches and therefore are a useful tool for conserving biodiversity. That's the result of the first replicated, large-scale study of plants and how they survive in both connected patches of habitat--those utilizing landscape corridors--and unconnected patches. ... In an effort to prevent species losses, conservation efforts have intuitively relied on corridors, which have become a dominant feature of conservation plans. However, there has been little scientific evidence showing that corridors do, in fact, preserve biodiversity.)
    • found: McKenzie, E. Important criteria and parameters of wildlife movement corridors, 1995, via WWW, Aug. 21, 2012:p. 1 (wildlife movement corridors; wildlife corridors; corridors; current definitions emphasize that a wildlife corridor is a linear landscape element which serves as a linkage between historically connected habitat/natural areas, and is meant to facilitate movement between these natural areas)
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    • QH541.15.C67
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    • 2004-01-23: new
    • 2012-11-09: revised
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