Programs and Tools

Condatis 2018-04-17T14:01:26+00:00

Condatis

Condatis is a decision support tool to identify the best locations for habitat creation and restoration to enhance existing habitat networks and increase connectivity across landscapes. It is designed for landscape-scale studies of connectivity over successive generations of species, and works particularly well for habitats that are well-defined and patchy.

About Condatis
Website condatis.org.uk
Author(s) David W. Wallis and Jenny A. Hodgson (University of Liverpool)
Published 2015
Compatible with N/A
User Forum User Forum
User Guide User Guide
Compatible OS Windows, Mac, Linux
Most Useful for
  • Map out directional connectivity over a landscape
  • Pick out most effective sites for habitat creation
  • Test climate change resilience
  • Run several comparable colonization scenarios
Data Requirements Habitat layer(s) (ESRI Grid format or TIFF file)

Figures and Examples

Electrical circuit on the left and comparable stylised habitat map on the right. Green represents adding a resistor or additional habitat to each to increase the number of pathways available and therefore improve the flow.

Electrical circuit on the left and comparable stylised habitat map on the right. Green represents adding a resistor or additional habitat to each to increase the number of pathways available and therefore improve the flow.

Program screenshot of flow output showing progress of colonisation from east to west. Broad colour bands represent steady colonisation over that area, narrow bands show slow or discontinuous progress

Program screenshot of flow output showing progress of colonisation from east to west. Broad colour bands represent steady colonisation over that area, narrow bands show slow or discontinuous progress