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Stouffer, H. Tylianakis for providing comments on an earlier draft of the manuscript. All authors commented on manuscript drafts. Correspondence to M. Reviewer Information Nature thanks P. Potapov, C. Sekercioglu and the other anonymous reviewer s for their contribution to the peer review of this work. Publisher's note: Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. Only species classified as preferring the matrix are shown that is, matrix core, matrix edge, matrix with no edge response.
For each configuration we computed the mean number of species present per habitat category plot, which identifies the habitat that can support larger numbers of species. For amphibians, reptiles and mammals, forest-core habitats supported more species than did forest-edge, matrix-core or matrix-edge habitats.
By contrast, bird species were found in larger numbers in edge habitats in forest and matrix than in core habitats. Notched boxes show the median, 25th and 75th percentiles, error bars show 10th and 90th percentiles, and points indicate outliers. This excludes forest-core species that are shown in Fig. Vertical lines indicate median body size of the species per taxonomic group and edge-response type mammals forest no preference, General additive models better explained the data than a null model for taxa and edge-response types shown. Edge sensitivity ranges from 0.
Combinations of C and I values characterize different landscape configurations, although some combinations are impossible by design areas outside of the bold lines upper right and lower left corners. The x axis represents the percentage of tree cover at the scale of a pixel. The y axis represents I , computed from the regional standard deviation of C a measurement of regional heterogeneity and the regional average of C subtracted by individual values of C a measurement of point heterogeneity and direction.
Top, four examples of landscape configurations comprising dense tree cover habitats green and matrix cream. From left to right: creek edge, straight edge, peninsula edge and small forest patch. Bottom, maps of I that correspond to the above landscape configurations. The value of I at the central point cross is given for each configuration.
The central point is always located on an edge and its distance to the nearest edge is always zero. Nonetheless, I increases in absolute value as the central point is increasingly surrounded by a different type of habitat. Bottom, maps of I that correspond to the above landscape contrasts. The central point is always located on an edge and its distance to nearest edge is always zero. I increases as the edge contrast increases. Marker colours correspond to the abundance of a hypothetical species and follow the colour bar shown in c.
In this example, the species is predominantly found in sites characterized by a high C and low I , and would be classified as a forest-core species.