Several recent studies show that conservation actions at the fine-scale can add value to the landscape, even when they seem small.
A new study finds support for the habitat amount hypothesis, arguing that even small, isolated habitat patches should be conserved to help preserve biodiversity.
A novel microcosm experiment using a thermally sensitive ciliate shows that the distance between patches, and the quality of patches, can have big consequences for immigration and emigration.
How do we best manage small and fragmented populations? Human-assisted migration is a potentially powerful management strategy for the purpose of introducing new genetic material.
Forest species that evolved in high-disturbance ecosystems show less sensitivity to habitat edges, and are more prevalent in high-latitude regions.
Maximizing the number of individuals protected by a reserve, as well as the ability of those individuals to access other protected lands, is an ecologically meaningful measure of reserve quality.
A new study of connectivity across global river networks reveals that only 37% of rivers longer than 1,000 kilometers remain free-flowing over their entire length, and just 23% flow uninterrupted to the ocean.
A new global synthesis of over 30 conservation studies provides insight into the relative importance of small, less connected habitat patches.
Construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has the potential to alter landscape connectivity for many species, as a recent analysis shows.
Several decades of research from forests that have been experimentally or naturally fragmented reveal long-term trends and provide recommendations to maintain connectivity.
A new study finds that habitat-based conservation strategies such as corridors and habitat restoration cannot sufficiently compensate species’ range loss caused by climate change.
Frogs and reptiles in agricultural Australia act as guinea pigs for testing the predictive ability of landscape models that focus on patch-matrix concepts.
Human-leopard conflict in Pakistan is fueled by human encroachment in corridors and the greater availability of livestock compared to natural prey.
Forest growth and carbon storage increase with proximity to the edge in temperate broadleaf forests, but edge effects also make forests more vulnerable to 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.