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Connectivity Analysis Toolkit 2017-03-18T22:46:13+00:00

Connectivity Analysis Toolkit

The Connectivity Analysis Toolkit provides conservation planners with newly-developed tools for both linkage mapping and landscape-level ‘centrality’ analysis. The Toolkit allows users to develop and compare three contrasting centrality metrics based on input data representing habitat suitability or permeability, in order to determine which areas, across the landscape as a whole, would be priorities for conservation measures that might facilitate connectivity and dispersal. The Toolkit also allows application of these approaches to the more common question of mapping the best habitat linkages between a source and a target patch.

About Connectivity Analysis Toolkit
Website klamathconservation.org/science_blog/software/
Author(s) Carlos Carroll (Klamath Center for Conservation Research)
Published 2010
Compatible with Stand-alone
User Forum User Forum
User Guide User Guide (updated August 2014)
Compatible OS Windows, Mac
Most Useful for
  • Ranking the importance of sites in the landscape as “gatekeepers” for movement
  • Mapping linkages between source and target patches
Data Requirements Habitat quality layer (raster)

Figures and Examples

From Carroll C, BH McRae, and A Brookes. 2012. Use of linkage mapping and centrality analysis across habitat gradients to conserve connectivity of gray wolf populations in western North America. Conservation Biology 26(1): 78-87.

From Carroll C, BH McRae, and A Brookes. 2012. Use of linkage mapping and centrality analysis across habitat gradients to conserve connectivity of gray wolf populations in western North America. Conservation Biology 26(1): 78-87.

From Connectivity Analysis Toolkit (CAT) Manual, Version 1.3, ©2013 Carlos Carroll, Klamath Center for Conservation Research.

From Connectivity Analysis Toolkit (CAT) Manual, Version 1.3, ©2013 Carlos Carroll, Klamath Center for Conservation Research.