Preparatory work for developing the guidance on the maintenance of landscape connectivity - synergistic effects of habitat fragmentation and climate change on European species

This study reviews some of the synergies between habitat fragmentation and climate change on species from different taxa and identifies some characteristics of species that may be most vulnerable to the synergistic effects of climate and fragmentation. The review forms a part of a broader study (ENV.B.2/ETU/2006/0042R) aiming to provide the European Commission with scientific advice on how to guide the Member States in implementing connectivity and coherence-related provisions of the Habitats and Birds directives.

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