Landscapes are not static; landcover changes with time due to natural causes but particularly due to human activities. If this is accompanied by a loss, degradation, or fragmentation of habitats, the effects on biodiversity can be especially severe. However, the patterns of species extinctions in these habitats are not yet understood in sufficient detail. For example, there have been delays in species extinctions in receding or declining habitats, and delays in the colonization of new habitats. In fact, these patterns of species extinction and colonization depend on the abundance of individuals and their dispersal ability, but also their interaction with the adjacent landscape which is constantly and quickly changing. Therefore, addressing this problem from a landscape scale and including all social actors in the decision-making process is especially useful for proposing effective management options adapted to the region.
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