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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The most extensive and connected landscape type, playing the dominant role in landscape functioning. The characteristics of matrix structure are the density of the patches (porosity),...

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landscape matrix

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 101 words.

The most extensive and connected landscape type, playing the dominant role in landscape functioning. The characteristics of matrix structure are

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landscape matrix

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 98 words.

The most extensive and connected landscape type, playing the dominant role in landscape functioning. The characteristics of matrix structure are

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landscape matrix

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The most extensive and connected landscape type, playing the dominant role in landscape functioning. The characteristics of matrix structure are the density of the patches (porosity),...

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Martens in the matrix: the importance of nonforested habitats for forest carnivores in fragmented landscapes

Fiona M. Caryl, Christopher P. Quine and Kirsty J. Park.

in Journal of Mammalogy

April 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. 7375 words.

The intervening landscape between patches of forest (i.e., matrix) has enormous potential to mitigate the negative effects of forest fragmentation. However, to release this potential...

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Predator Abundance in Alfalfa Fields in Relation to Aphids, Within-Field Vegetation, and Landscape Matrix

N. C. Elliott, R. W. Kieckhefer, G. J. Michels and K. L. Giles.

in Environmental Entomology

April 2002; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. 5405 words.

We used multiple regression modeling to investigate the numerical response by the predatory insects Hippodamia convergens Guérin-Méneville, H. parenthesis (Say), and C. septempunctata L....

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The effect of the landscape matrix on the distribution of dung and carrion beetles in a fragmented tropical rain forest

Alfonso Díaz, Eduardo Galante and Mario E. Favila.

in Journal of Insect Science

P ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. 6379 words.

Understanding the response of species to anthropogenic landscape modification is essential to design effective conservation programs. Recently, insects have been used in empirical studies...

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raster data

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 26 words.

These data represent the landscape as a rectangular matrix of square cells, such as the pixels that make up a

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* Paradigms Lost

John Vandermeer and Ivette Perfecto.

in The Social Lives of Forests

March 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 6098 words.

The vast majority of conservation work concentrates on the fragments of natural vegetation that remain, and ignores the matrix in which they occur. However, most of the world's biodiversity...

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landscape conservation

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The planning and management of the scenic and wildlife resources in geographical and environmental systems. See Pinto-Correia (2000) Landsc. & Urb. Plan. 50, 1–3 on the possible integration...

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Multi-scale approach to disentangle the small mammal composition in a fragmented landscape in central Brazil

Wellington Hannibal, Nicolay Leme da Cunha, Valquiria Vilalba Figueiredo, Reile Ferreira Rossi, Nilton Carlos Cáceres and Vanda Lúcia Ferreira.

in Journal of Mammalogy

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 6956 words.

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Habitat quality and its availability affect the structure of communities at a variety of different spatial and environmental scales, including habitat...

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The Effects of Matrix Structure on Movement Decisions of Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus)

Robin E. Russell, Robert K. Swihart and Bruce A. Craig.

in Journal of Mammalogy

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 4980 words.

The composition of the landscape between patches (the matrix) can have important effects on movement rates that potentially outweigh the effects of patch size and isolation. We conducted a...

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Potemkin Gardens: Biodiversity in Small Designed Landscapes

Martin F. Quigley.

in Urban Ecology

February 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4172 words.

Although species diversity may be a useful shorthand for addressing ecosystem health and function in relatively circumscribed areas, plant species richness and its effect in small designed...

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Species- and sex-specific adjustments of movement behavior to landscape heterogeneity in butterflies

Camille Turlure, Michel Baguette, Virginie M. Stevens and Dirk Maes.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 6000 words.

Landscapes are often considered as islands of suitable habitat patches located in a hostile and homogeneous matrix. Variation in matrix quality, however, can be differently perceived by...

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Modeling DNA-binding of Escherichia coli σ70 exhibits a characteristic energy landscape around strong promoters

Johanna Weindl, Pavol Hanus, Zaher Dawy, Juergen Zech, Joachim Hagenauer and Jakob C. Mueller.

in Nucleic Acids Research

November 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Chemistry; Biochemistry; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5146 words.

We present a computational model of DNA-binding by σ70 in Escherichia coli which allows us to extract the functional characteristics of the wider promoter environment. Our model is based on...

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Ecological Dynamics in Fragmented Landscapes

Jaboury Ghazoul.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 10369 words.

Dramatic changes in landscape composition and increasing concerns about global biodiversity losses through the 20th century motivated the emergence of the field of landscape ecology, which...

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Mary Wollstonecraft: “Systemiz[ing] Oppression”—Feminism, Nature, and Animals

Barbara K. Seeber.

in Engaging Nature

January 2015; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 6698 words.

Barbara K. Seeber argues that Mary Wollstonecraft, a pioneering feminist theorist, also offers considerable insights into the relationship between human beings and nature. Wollstonecraft...

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Habitat-Specific Movement and Edge-Mediated Behavior of the Saproxylic Insect Odontotaenius disjunctus (Coleoptera: Passalidae)

Heather Bird Jackson, Kristen A. Baum, Tristan Robert and James T. Cronin.

in Environmental Entomology

October 2009; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 8586 words.

The ability to disperse among patches is central to population dynamics in fragmented landscapes. Although saproxylic (=dead wood dependent) insects live in extremely fragmented forest...

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Incorporating the Social–Ecological Approach in Protected Areas in the Anthropocene

Ignacio Palomo, Carlos Montes, Berta Martín-López, José A. González, Marina García-Llorente, Paloma Alcorlo and María Rosario García Mora.

in BioScience

March 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. 6681 words.

Protected areas are the main strategy for the protection of ecosystems and biodiversity. However, changes occurring during the Anthropocene continue to threaten biodiversity and, therefore,...

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Biodiversity and Archeological Conservation Connected: Aragonite Shell Middens Increase Plant Diversity

Sula E. Vanderplank, Sergio Mata and Exequiel Ezcurra.

in BioScience

March 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. 4426 words.

Natural and cultural heritage sites frequently have nonoverlapping or even conflicting conservation priorities, because human impacts have often resulted in local extirpations and reduced...

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Walking through History

Katherine Clarke.

in Myths on the Map

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World; Classical Literature. 7287 words.

This chapter explores the idea that myths are a key element in the creation of landscape, whereby mere space is transformed into resonant place through the matrix of time. In spite of the...

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