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The ecological deficit

The almost complete extinction of small mammals in forest islands within 25 years of the construction of a reservoir that fragmented the habitat provides a striking example of delayed biodiversity loss.

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Figure 1: Isolation leads to extinction.

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Gonzalez, A. The ecological deficit. Nature 503, 206–207 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/503206a

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