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

Corridor Management

Digests about corridors in management

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 [...]

Letting the cat out of the isolated bag

October 20th, 2014|

The European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) once inhabited forests throughout most of central and southern Europe. Today, their populations are sparse and heavily isolated due to former human persecution, and the ongoing fragmentation of habitat [...]

The role of agricultural ditch banks as corridors

August 25th, 2014|

In Europe, strategies such as planned nature reserves coupled with agri-environment schemes (AES) are intended to maintain biodiversity in agricultural areas where plant species in particular are often reduced in number by intensive farming.  One [...]

Using network theory to prioritize management

June 16th, 2014|

Although connectivity tools are numerous and growing steadily, there's no point in managing for connectivity without the practicality of knowing how to prioritize management decisions.  Questions such as which patches are most important, which corridors [...]