Programs and Tools

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UNICOR (Universal Corridor Network Simulator)

UNICOR is intended for use by land managers as well as the research community and will be a valuable tool for the study of conservation biology, by increasing our understanding of species connectivity in fragmenting future landscapes. The results can be used to designate sites as potential source or sink populations, identify corridors, barriers, and population connectivity of keystone patches, and characterize zones for species persistence, vulnerability, and isolation.

About UNICOR
Website cel.dbs.umt.edu/cms/index.php/software/unicorn
Author(s) Erin Landguth, Brian Hand, Joe Glassy (University of Montana, Computational Ecology Lab)
Published 2011
Compatible with Stand-alone
User Forum None
User Guide User Guide (updated February 2012)
Compatible OS Windows, Mac, Linux
Most Useful for
  • Identifying movement corridors and barriers to movement
  • Designating sites as potential source or sink populations
Data Requirements
  • Resistance layer (raster)
  • Point locations for each population/individual location

Figures and Examples

From UNICOR User Manual, Version 2.0, ©2012 E. L. Landguth, B. K. Hand, J. M. Glassy, S. A. Cushman, and R. T. Carlson.

From UNICOR User Manual, Version 2.0, ©2012 E. L. Landguth, B. K. Hand, J. M. Glassy, S. A. Cushman, and R. T. Carlson.

From Languth, EL, BK Hand, J Glassy, SA Cushman, and MA Sawaya. 2011. UNICOR: a species connectivity and corridor network simulator. Ecography 35(1): 9-14.

From Languth, EL, BK Hand, J Glassy, SA Cushman, and MA Sawaya. 2011. UNICOR: a species connectivity and corridor network simulator. Ecography 35(1): 9-14.

From Languth, EL, BK Hand, J Glassy, SA Cushman, and MA Sawaya. 2011. UNICOR: a species connectivity and corridor network simulator. Ecography 35(1): 9-14.

From Languth, EL, BK Hand, J Glassy, SA Cushman, and MA Sawaya. 2011. UNICOR: a species connectivity and corridor network simulator. Ecography 35(1): 9-14.