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.
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 [...]
Fragmentation has well-known serious consequences for biodiversity, but what about consequences for people? Most landscapes that are heavily fragmented, like agricultural or urban areas, are not only managed for biodiversity, but also to provide benefits, [...]
Coupling field surveys, forest mapping, and simulation models to understand the future of a Madagascar corridor
In spite of their popularity in landscape management, understanding how corridors function has remained challenging - particularly at the very large spatial scales over which landscape-scale conservation often occurs. This challenge stems in large part [...]
Climate change. Forest loss. Agricultural intensification. Urbanization and policy change and international markets. The list of factors that influence ecological networks (i.e. connectivity) over the long-term seems to be growing daily, and parsing out their [...]
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 [...]