Definitions for "Habitat Fragmentation"
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.
when the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally lives and grows is divided by human development, such as housing divisions, roads, and strip malls. Often connected with urban sprawl.
Habitat fragmentation is a process of environmental change important in evolution and conservation biology. As the name implies, it describes the emergence of discontinuities (fragmentation) in an organism's preferred environment (habitat). Habitat fragmentation can be caused by geological processes that slowly alter the layout of the physical environment or by human activity such as land conversion, which can alter the environment on a much faster time scale.
The breaking up of habitat into discrete islands through modification or conversion of habitat by management activities.