Which plant species persist and spread in fragmented landscapes is determined by both their mode of dispersal, and the degree of connectivity within and among habitat types.
Several new studies explore how well connected protected areas are across the globe, the impact of climate change on them, and adaptation solutions for the future.
Species redistribution under climate change often means crossing borders into new jurisdictions. How can we best manage biodiversity under differing ecological, economic, and social values?
The trade-off between needing to move and needing to breed means that a heterogeneous landscape can effectively support range shifts.
A global analysis of the tropics highlights the limited degree of forest connectivity for individuals looking to shift ranges as temperatures increase.
The frequency of prescribed fire determines how extensively ecological succession occurs, which influences the biodiversity of insects such as butterflies.
A review looking at almost 200 plant species shows that for most of them, fragmentation has serious negative consequences on the genetic fitness of their progeny.
Pronghorn and sage-grouse migrate long distances in the U.S. and Canada, and understanding how they use both public and private lands helps better connect and protect their routes for the future.
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.
Warmer temperatures have led to drier, saltier lakes and wetlands, which impact waterfowl populations across all life stages.
When a stretch of highway in Banff National Park was temporarily closed in the spring for several years, it dramatically changed the movement patterns of wolves, elk, and many other wildlife.
The gap between the science and management of marine connectivity provides the opportunity for new policies on how marine protected areas are designed.