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By Julie L. Lockwood, Michael L. McKinney

Biological homogenization is the dominant method shaping the long run worldwide biosphere. As international transportation turns into quicker and extra widespread, it's inevitable that biotic intermixing increases. detailed neighborhood biotas turns into extinct merely to get replaced by way of already frequent biotas which may tolerate human actions. This strategy is affecting all points of our global: language, economies, and ecosystems alike. the final word consequence is the lack of area of expertise and the expansion of uniformity. during this approach, quickly meals eating places exist in Moscow and Java Sparrows breed on Hawaii.
organic homogenization qualifies as an international environmental disaster. The Earth hasn't ever witnessed this type of extensive and whole reorganization of species distributions.

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Numbers in parentheses are numbers of extraprovincial species whose ranges end at that latitude. Arrows indicate that southern range limits of four northern extraprovincial species and northern limits of five southern extraprovincial species fall outside the area shown. (modified from Roy et al. 1995). Is the pattern revealed by the marine mollusks a general Pleistocene pattern, one that also applies to terrestrial animals as well as plants? The answer is not clear from the literature since comparable analyses have not been done using terrestrial data.

To illustrate, a species might be present only in the business district in California and only in the apartment complexes in Ohio. In this case, Jaccard's index comparing California and Ohio would be zero because there is no species overlap within the same land-use type. However, the cluster analysis would indicate some level of similarity because it compares within land-use types as well as between them and would group the business district and apartment complexes. 5 Comparing Taxa and Effects of Homogenization To assess if urbanization has a similar effect on homogenization of birds and butterflies, I compared the Jaccard's indices generated during the comparison of ecoregions (above) for each taxon using Pearson correlations.

1998, also periods of peak flight phenology (lfmer et ai. 1992). 3. 4 37 Homogenization of Fauna I used two methods to assess if increasing urbanization led to a more homogeneous fauna. g. golf courses in both ecoregions) using Jaccard's index of similarity, which measures percent species overlap between two sites (Magurran 1988). Jaccard's Index may range from 0 (indicating no species overlap) to 1 (indicating complete species overlap). Second, for each taxon, I performed a multivariate cluster analysis of all species in all of the 12 formal study sites.

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