Landscape connectivity can predict the risk of chronic wasting disease

Since its detection in the late 1960s in Colorado, chronic wasting disease (CWD) has affected thousands of cervids in 20 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces, and was recently detected in Europe.  Understanding exactly how the disease is likely to [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Corridors in Management, Digests|

Sea level rise and land use change are set to disrupt connectivity in the Southeastern US

The Southeastern United States contains many rich and diverse ecosystems that serve as global hotspots for herpetofauna, freshwater mussels and fishes, and endemic flora. Many of these landscapes are also among the fastest developing areas in the nation. These landuse [...]

By | July 31st, 2016|Corridors Science, Digests|

Effectiveness of fencing around wildlife crossings depends on location and length

Interstates, highways, roads - these all act as barriers to movement for plants and animals.  Efforts to build underpasses and overpasses in places such as Banff National Park or the Netherlands wildlife have helped keep large animal populations connected and [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Corridors in Management, Digests|

Housing development will limit the ability of the National Wildlife Refuge System to respond to climate change

The U. S. National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) represents a large network of high priority conservation areas.  Like all other protected areas around the globe, the refuges are likely to experience shifts in habitat composition and configuration as a result [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Climate Change, Digests|