Habitat disruption where natural habitat is broken into small, relatively isolated sections.
The disruption of extensive habitats into isolated and small patches resulting in a loss of total habitat area, and smaller, more isolated remaining habitat patches.
The process by which contiguous large blocks of habitat are broken into progressively smaller, spatially separate pieces. Fragmentation occurs as a result of both human (development, resource extraction such as logging and mining, agriculture) and natural (fire, flooding) factors. Habitat fragments support fewer species than larger habitat blocks.
the process of dividing habitat into small isolated patches that cannot maintain populations of species into the future.
The breaking up of a habitat into unconnected patches interspersed with other habitat which may not be inhabitable by species occupying the habitat that was broken up. The breaking up is usually by human action, as, for example, the clearing of forest or grassland for agriculture, residential development, or overland electrical lines. [Go to source
Division of large tracts of natural habitat into smaller, disjunct parcels.
Breakup of a habitat into smaller pieces, usually as a result of human activities.
The process by which isolated patches of habitat are created through land clearing and deforestation. Jump to Top
The breaking up of a single large habitat area such that the remaining habitat patches are smaller and farther apart from each other. This results in a lack of connections among different habitat areas, which makes movement between areas difficult for wildlife and reduces habitat quality (for example, by increasing edge effects and decreasing important interior habitat).
The process by which habitats are increasingly subdivided into smaller units, resulting in their increased isolation as well as loss of total habitat area.
breaking up a specific habitat into smaller unconnected areas. A habitat area that is too small may not provide enough space to maintain a breeding population of the species.
the process of dividing a continuous habitat into non-continuous, smaller subunits