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Response to Comment on "Habitat Split and the Global Decline of Amphibians"

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Science  16 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5878, pp. 874
DOI: 10.1126/science.1155686

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Habitat split, defined as human-induced disconnection between habitats used by different life history stages of a species, is a strong factor negatively affecting the richness of Brazilian Atlantic Forest amphibians. Here, the disconnection between streams and forest fragments is shown to reduce the proportion of species with aquatic larvae in local communities.

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