The frequency of prescribed fire determines how extensively ecological succession occurs, which influences the biodiversity of insects such as butterflies.
A review looking at almost 200 plant species shows that for most of them, fragmentation has serious negative consequences on the genetic fitness of their progeny.
Pronghorn and sage-grouse migrate long distances in the U.S. and Canada, and understanding how they use both public and private lands helps better connect and protect their routes for the future.
A new study of connectivity across global river networks reveals that only 37% of rivers longer than 1,000 kilometers remain free-flowing over their entire length, and just 23% flow uninterrupted to the ocean.
Warmer temperatures have led to drier, saltier lakes and wetlands, which impact waterfowl populations across all life stages.
When a stretch of highway in Banff National Park was temporarily closed in the spring for several years, it dramatically changed the movement patterns of wolves, elk, and many other wildlife.
The gap between the science and management of marine connectivity provides the opportunity for new policies on how marine protected areas are designed.
A new global synthesis of over 30 conservation studies provides insight into the relative importance of small, less connected habitat patches.
Conservation planning that focuses on a single species to protect landscape connectivity can benefit other species, although certain rules apply.