A review of the literature on the ecological, cultural and economic values of rocky outcrops, threatening processes and conservation solutions.
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Rocky outcrops are examples of small natural features with an ecological role extending beyond their area. They provide long-lasting landscape features with stable micro-climates and ecological refuges. Rocky outcrops provide habitat for a range of endemic, range-restricted and specialised plants and animals.
Fitzsimons, J. A., & Michael, D. R. (2017) Rocky outcrops: a hard road in the conservation of critical habitats. Biological conservation, 211, 36-44.