"Habitat fragmentation": The partitioning of larger habitats into smaller more isolated parcels, usually as a result of development. Fragmentation of habitat can negatively affect the abundance and diversity of plants and animals in an area.
"fragmentation": a type of asexual reproduction common in branching corals. Branches break off from the parental colony to establish other colonies nearby; see also "habitat fragmentation" "habitat fragmentation": the breaking up of a habitat into unconnected patches interspersed with other habitats which may not be inhabitable by species occupying the habitat that was disrupted. The breaking up is usually by human action