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Biodiversity and Habitat Fragmentation

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As the human population in the United States has increased over time, more and more forest habitats have cleared, developed, and fragmented.

Which of the following statements regarding forest fragmentation is CORRECT?

A

Fragmented forests support greater niche diversity than non-fragmented forests.

B

Fragmented forests support less biodiversity than non-fragmented forests.

C

The removal of trees that leads to forest fragmentation improves soil fertility of the fragmented forests.

D

Fragmented forests reach their climax communities faster than non-fragmented forests.