A new review uncovers the limited empirical evidence of edge effects on tropical forest biomass, and provides a conceptual framework and sampling protocol that unify landscape-level effects on biomass loss.
A new report on the Andean Amazon region shows that dams are more prevalent and have a greater impact than previously reported, and are likely to disrupt connectivity even more in the future.
A new analysis quantifies how well terrestrial protected area systems are designed to promote connectivity, and identifies country-specific priorities for improving protected area connectivity.
Samples from an urban river network in New Jersey show that invasive plant species use waterways just as well as natives, but large-scale, coordinated management may help keep them in check.
Community response to climate change is dependent on both species interactions and spatial structure, often in species- and context-specific ways.
Frogs and reptiles in agricultural Australia act as guinea pigs for testing the predictive ability of landscape models that focus on patch-matrix concepts.
Genetic variation in earthworms (yes, earthworms) is impacted by habitat fragmentation above-ground, where landscape features can act as barriers or corridors to those species underground.
Fish that migrate from sea to freshwater may struggle to adapt to climate change, especially if intersystem connectivity is blocked.
New legislation that is more lenient about preserving riparian corridors in the Amazon's "arc of deforestation" may have a big impact on forest-dwelling mammals and whether their populations can stay connected.
Bat diversity and morphogical traits vary between habitats such as protected forest, shade-grown coffee plantations, and open canopy tea plantations.
A nationwide climate change vulnerability assessment reveals potential pathways for thousands of plant species, but with different management implications.
Prioritizing corridors spatially at the scale that management actions occur ensures that conservation priorities can be met.