Under siege: Isolated tributaries are threatened by regionally impaired metacommunities
The Science of the total environment, Volume 560-561, 2016, Pages 170-178.
Headwater conservationLocal vs. regional effectsMountaintop miningMultiple spatial scalesStream metacommunities
Pristine streams are often targeted as conservation priorities because of their ability to preserve regional biodiversity. However, isolation within heavily degraded regions likely alters important metapopulation and metacommunity processes (e.g., rescue and mass effects), affecting the ability of in-tact communities to boost regional con...More
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