Ecology of orchids in urban bushland reserves – can orchids be used as indicators of vegetation condition?

The loss of urban native vegetation is a global cri- sis particularly as cities continue to expand and pop- ulations grow. Native vegetation often remains as small isolated fragments embedded in the human matrix of urban development. These remnants become islands of biodiversity that experience vary...

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Main Authors: Newman, Belinda, Ladd, Phil, Batty, Andrew, Dixon, Kingsley
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/lankesteriana/article/view/19531
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/20992
Summary: The loss of urban native vegetation is a global cri- sis particularly as cities continue to expand and pop- ulations grow. Native vegetation often remains as small isolated fragments embedded in the human matrix of urban development. These remnants become islands of biodiversity that experience vary- ing degrees of degradation due to their high perime- ter to area ratio.