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Conefor

Conefor is a software package that allows quantifying the importance of habitat areas and links for the maintenance or improvement of landscape connectivity. It is conceived as a tool for decision-making support in landscape planning and habitat conservation, through the identification and prioritization of critical sites for ecological connectivity.

About Conefor
Website conefor.org
Author(s) Santiago Saura (Polytechnic University of Madrid) and Josep Torné (University of Lleida)
Published 2007
Compatible with Stand-alone
User Forum User Forum
User Guide User Guide (updated April 2012)
Compatible OS Windows, Mac, Linux
Most Useful for
  • Measuring habitat availability (reachability) at the landscape scale
  • Converting distances between patches to connectivity indices
  • Detailed analysis for specific target species
  • Functional connectivity assessment
Data Requirements Calculations of effective distances (ex. with Circuitscape, Linkage Mapper)

Figures and Examples

From Saura, S. and J. Torné. 2009.  Conefor Sensinode 2.2: a software package for quantifying the importance of habitat patches for landscape connectivity. Environmental Modelling & Software 24: 135-139.

From Saura, S. and J. Torné. 2009. Conefor Sensinode 2.2: a software package for quantifying the importance of habitat patches for landscape connectivity. Environmental Modelling & Software 24: 135-139.