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Conservation Corridor Digests

Annual Digest Summary – 2015

December 21st, 2015|

Looking for a Digest that was published this year?  Miss a Digest and want to catch up?  Digests are listed chronologically, and can also be searched by tags or by publication in the Library. [...]

To maintain plant gene flow, don’t ditch the ditches

December 17th, 2015|

The intensification of agriculture is usually associated with increased habitat fragmentation and loss of diversity.  However, agricultural lands bring with them an unexpected but extensive corridor network in the form of ditches.  Although their intention [...]

Review: plant responses to climate change

October 26th, 2015|

Need to catch up on the latest climate change science?  A new review by Christmas et al. looks at climate change adaptation, focusing on both the responses of and potential impacts on plants (particularly trees).  [...]

Bright lights, big city – and bats?

October 16th, 2015|

Urbanization may have clear impacts on species that live on the ground, but what about volant ones? Although they may be able to adapt to the altered air space – think doves on skyscrapers – [...]

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 [...]

Conserving – and connecting – nature’s stage

August 10th, 2015|

Conserving Nature’s Stage is a new concept that encapsulates efforts to focus conservation attention on the diversity of physical environments found on Earth. If conserved, this “geodiversity” sets the stage for the actors – the [...]