Biodiv Sci ›› 2000, Vol. 08 ›› Issue (1): 120-125.DOI: 10.17520/biods.2000017

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Edge effect and biodiversity

LIAN Zhen-Min, YU Guang-Zhi   

  1. Institute of Zoology ,Shaanxi Normal University ,Xi’an 710062
  • Online:2000-02-20 Published:2000-02-20

Abstract: The relationship between edge effects and biodiversity has been the focus of study of many ecologists since the concept of edge effects was proposed. A lot of evidences and theoretical arguments indicate that edge effects are characterized by positive or negative effects. The results varied. Application and management of the edge effects , as well as the protection of biodiversity are important and urgent .