Linear ditch networks in drained forests will better support breeding amphibians if the ditches are actively managed for more sunlight exposure.
Forest growth and carbon storage increase with proximity to the edge in temperate broadleaf forests, but edge effects also make forests more vulnerable to climate change.
Take a look at the new Special Issue of Ecography, which features the latest research and ideas on habitat fragmentation and how to address it.
Streams and rivers that temporarily stop flowing may act as a valuable corridor for terrestrial vertebrates navigating a fragmented landscape.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Is the United States connected enough for plants and animals to respond to climate change? High levels of fragmentation throughout the country mean more barriers to movement if ranges shift under warming temperatures. The extent [...]
Usually success in conservation is measured quantitatively, in the number of species protected or the acreage of land preserved. But what about the underlying values and norms that influence how people determine success? Success in [...]
Protecting large, well-connected landscapes remains one of the best conservation strategies for maintaining biodiversity in the future. Given the likelihood of climate change to cause species range shifts, land managers and other decision-makers will need [...]