Biotic Homogenization by Julie L. Lockwood, Michael L. McKinney
By Julie L. Lockwood, Michael L. McKinney
Biological homogenization is the dominant approach shaping the long run worldwide biosphere. As worldwide transportation turns into quicker and extra widespread, it truly is inevitable that biotic intermixing increases. precise neighborhood biotas becomes extinct merely to get replaced by means of already frequent biotas which may tolerate human actions. This method is affecting all points of our international: language, economies, and ecosystems alike. the last word final result is the lack of specialty and the expansion of uniformity. during this method, quickly nutrition eating places exist in Moscow and Java Sparrows breed on Hawaii.
organic homogenization qualifies as a world environmental disaster. The Earth hasn't ever witnessed this sort of wide and entire reorganization of species distributions.
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Land cover data (Figure 1) suggest that the business district is the more urban site (Blair 1996, Gering and Blair 1999). The assessments of land cover revealed unimodal distributions of percentage area covered by buildings, pavement, lawn, grassland, and trees and shrubs along the urbanization gradient (Figure 1). e. the residential areas in California and Ohio were more similar to one another according to cover characteristics than to other sites) (Figure 2). The major exception was the open-space reserve in California.
2 Bird Survey Method I estimated the densities of all perching or singing birds during peak breeding season using variable circular plots at 16 survey points within each site in an approximately 4 x 4 matrix where each point is at least 100 m from its nearest neighbor (Reynolds et. al 1980). In the preserve and open-space reserve in Ohio, sampling points were along foot trails instead of in a 4 x 4 matrix at the request of the areas' managers. In California, points were surveyed a total of eight times in June and July 1992, and four times in June 1993.
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