Digests on the science of corridors
A study of fruit bat genetics examines whether the San Juan-La Selva biological corridor in Costa Rica protects connectivity between bat populations despite ongoing agricultural intensification from surrounding pineapple plantations.
Genetic variation in earthworms (yes, earthworms) is impacted by habitat fragmentation above-ground, where landscape features can act as barriers or corridors to those species underground.
Bat diversity and morphogical traits vary between habitats such as protected forest, shade-grown coffee plantations, and open canopy tea plantations.
A new framework provides habitat network design principles to maintain connectivity in the face of land-use and 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.