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Fragmentation of Landscape

 

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Definition

Fragmentation: The clearing of native vegetation has resulted in the creation of isolated patches (or fragments) of habitat. These remnant areas of vegetation occur as islands of habitat surrounded by a matrix of land developed for agriculture or other purposes. This changes the distribution and movement of water and nutrients, and affects the way wind and fragmentation isolates fauna and flora species, which results in reduced recruitment and may lead to local extinctions.

There are areas in the Macedon Ranges Shire that have populations of koalas which have been land locked by a lack of trees. The Romsey area is an example of fragmented landscape of koala habitat.   Its not uncommon for koalas to be in the town centre.  

 

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