Crop connectivity affects the spread of disease under climate change

Connectivity in the landscape affects how pests and disease spread, for humans and crops alike. In agriculture, the spread of airborne pathogens is often assumed to happen via spores that are ubiquitous in the environment.  This assumption, though, may misrepresent [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Climate Change, Digests|

Exotic mosquitoes invade via human corridors

As mosquitoes dominate warm climates and play a larger role in human health issues, understanding how they spread becomes increasingly important.  How do mosquitoes, particularly ones in the prolific Aedes genus (which includes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, the species [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Corridors in Management, Digests|

New animated map shows the future of animal migration in motion

Where will climate change force animals to move, and how will they get there? This new map from The Nature Conservancy shows not only how birds, amphibians, and mammals will track suitable habitats as they shift, but does so in [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Climate Change, Digests|

Let’s review: recent summaries of connectivity research

Need to take a step back and catch up?  Recent reviews of the past six month have focused on a wide variety of connectivity topics, from animal behavior to marine ecosystems and the applications of landscape genetics.  Here are a [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Corridors Science, Digests|