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Old 06-09-2009, 11:20 AM   #5
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Several articles in Science Daily recently discussed(thank you staff) give this whole project greater significance.

How Wildlife Corridors Work Over Time

Conservation biologists interested in predicting how corridors work can make use of "movement ecology," a new framework that can describe how traveling species enter habitats in modern landscapes, which are seldom continuous and vast.
In general, the researchers found that, overall, there were more species in the patch connected by a corridor than the unconnected ones. But they predicted that groups of species would respond differently depending on how they were moved around the landscape. Seeds are dispersed by wind, birds, or they move almost imperceptibly, dropping a few inches away from the parent plant, and thus are called unassisted.
We are of the earth, we disperse, we assist, we must do so thoughtfully.
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