Corridors in Management 2017-03-22T10:12:34+00:00

Corridor Management

Digests about corridors in management

Does increased connectivity help spread disease?

September 24th, 2015|

There has been long-standing concern that increasing connectivity between habitat patches could have the negative effect of allowing diseases to more easily spread.  Most of this concern has been proven unfounded, although the complexity of [...]

Mapping tiger attack hotspots to reduce conflict

March 16th, 2015|

The regions around protected areas, which often include or feed into crucial corridors, can be sites of intense human-wildlife conflict. Abrupt boundaries between natural habitat and human-dominated landscapes can facilitate large carnivores attacks on livestock, [...]

Prioritizing patches as habitat losses accumulate

January 23rd, 2015|

Not all patches are created equal. When making priorities to conserve biodiversity given limited resources, some patches will inevitably be lost. Conventional methodology looks to rank patches individually, and then allow less important patches to [...]

How to get the most connectivity for your buck

December 11th, 2014|

Given limited conservation funds, allocating money effectively and economically towards connectivity projects is critical. However, the finances of corridor design are often not discussed by biologists or the scientific literature. A recent paper by Torrubia [...]

A few large roads or many small ones?

November 28th, 2014|

Roads represent one of the biggest disruptions to landscape connectivity.  An expanding human population and the global popularity of cars mean that more traffic is on the way.  In light of this inevitability, what is [...]