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Special Issue "Grassland Fragmentation"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Biodiversity Conservation".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 May 2022) | Viewed by 2585
Special Issue Editors
Interests: conservation of grasslands; plant diversity; coastal ecosystem; habitat fragmentation; environmental education
Interests: conservation of grasslands biodiversity; ecology and adaptive management of invasive alien species
Interests: conservation; fragmentation; plant diversity; environmental education
Special Issue Information
Fragmentation of natural environments is one of the causes most cited as responsible for the loss of biological diversity; however, its effects are often less conspicuous than those of other forces of environmental alteration and particularly difficult to separate from habitat loss. Fragmentation has been extensively studied in forest ecosystems, in which the most common process is the transformation of the passage into a matrix of savannas or shrubs that surrounds and isolates forest remnants. Much less is known about the consequences of the subdivision of natural grasslands, despite the extension and the delicate state of conservation of these environments. To what extent does grassland fragmentation affect biodiversity in these environments? Which components of biological diversity are particularly vulnerable? What are the main edge effects? How does grassland fragmentation interact with other factors of environmental alteration such as biological invasions and changes in the dynamics of disturbances? What is people's perception of this highly transformed ecosystem and its conservation? This Special Issue addresses the causes, extent and effects of grassland fragmentation and the main challenges this problem poses for research and conservation.
Dr. Alejandra L. Yezzi
Dr. Sergio M. Zalba
Dr. Ana J. Nebbia
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- habitat fragmentation
- natural grasslands
- edge effects