Conservation Corridor Digests
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.
Corridor creation by the group Borderlands Restoration leads to a "restoration economy" that helps both the land and the people living on it.
Streams and rivers that temporarily stop flowing may act as a valuable corridor for terrestrial vertebrates navigating a fragmented landscape.
Need to take a step back and catch up? Recent reviews of the past six month have focused on a wide variety of connectivity topics, from animal behavior to marine ecosystems and the applications of [...]
Since its detection in the late 1960s in Colorado, chronic wasting disease (CWD) has affected thousands of cervids in 20 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces, and was recently detected in Europe. Understanding exactly how [...]
The Southeastern United States contains many rich and diverse ecosystems that serve as global hotspots for herpetofauna, freshwater mussels and fishes, and endemic flora. Many of these landscapes are also among the fastest developing areas [...]
Interstates, highways, roads - these all act as barriers to movement for plants and animals. Efforts to build underpasses and overpasses in places such as Banff National Park or the Netherlands wildlife have helped keep [...]
Housing development will limit the ability of the National Wildlife Refuge System to respond to climate change
The U. S. National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) represents a large network of high priority conservation areas. Like all other protected areas around the globe, the refuges are likely to experience shifts in habitat composition [...]
Is the United States connected enough for plants and animals to respond to climate change? High levels of fragmentation throughout the country mean more barriers to movement if ranges shift under warming temperatures. The extent [...]
Usually success in conservation is measured quantitatively, in the number of species protected or the acreage of land preserved. But what about the underlying values and norms that influence how people determine success? Success in [...]
When relying on a focal species or suite of species for corridor planning, we know that accurately identifying functional corridors depends on our understanding of those species’ dispersal requirements. But do our typical estimates of [...]
Protecting large, well-connected landscapes remains one of the best conservation strategies for maintaining biodiversity in the future. Given the likelihood of climate change to cause species range shifts, land managers and other decision-makers will need [...]
Wildlife crossings have benefited numerous species around the world, including in places such as Banff National Park and western Montana. Unfortunately, economic cost and regional politics often outweigh landscape connectivity needs when planning for highways, [...]
Most wildlife corridors, whether they are derived from simple least-cost path models or highly complex individual-based movement models, are run across a cost or resistance surface. Resistances represent an individual’s reluctance to cross a landscape [...]