Complexity Digest 2005.27 - 14.01
Flying On The Edge: Bluebirds Make Use Of Habitat Corridors, Science
Excerpts: In many parts of the world, landscapes are turning into isolated fragments of habitat. Conservation biologists and land managers often try to link these patches via connecting strips of habitat that, in theory, give animals better access to food and mates. But testing whether, and how, these so-called corridors work has been difficult.
(...) describes the largest replicated, controlled study of corridor efficacy and reports that bluebirds prefer to travel along the edges of these habitat connectors.
- Source: Flying On The Edge: Bluebirds Make Use Of Habitat Corridors
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/309/5731/35 ], Erik Stokstad, Science : 35, 05/07/01