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Keyword: landscape connectivity

Integrating Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) conservation into development and restoration planning in Sabah (Borneo)

Publications Posted on: May 16, 2019
Changes in land use/cover are the main drivers of global biodiversity loss, and thus tools to evaluate effects of landscape change on biodiversity are crucial.

Where buffalo and cattle meet: Modelling interspecific contact risk using cumulative resistant kernels

Publications Posted on: April 03, 2018
African buffalo the primary source of foot and mouth disease (FMD) infection for livestock in South Africa. Predicting the spatial drivers and patterns of buffalo–cattle contact risk is crucial for developing effective FMD mitigation strategies. Therefore, the goal of this study was to predict fine-scale, seasonal contact risk between cattle and buffaloes straying into communal lands adjacent to Kruger National Park.

Balancing housing growth and land conservation: Conservation development preserves private lands near protected areas

Publications Posted on: March 10, 2017
Housing development has emerged as a primary driver of land-use change around the world. In the United States, there is particular concern about low-density residential development on rural lands, which often occurs in places with abundant natural amenities.

Predicting landscape connectivity for the Asian elephant in its largest remaining subpopulation

Publications Posted on: February 17, 2017
Landscape connectivity between protected areas is crucial for the conservation of megafauna. But often, corridor identification relies on expert knowledge that is subjective and not spatially synoptic. Landscape analysis allows generalization of expert knowledge when satellite tracking or genetic data are not available.

Predicting global population connectivity and targeting conservation action for snow leopard across its range

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2016
Movements of individuals within and among populations help to maintain genetic variability and population viability. Therefore, understanding landscape connectivity is vital for effective species conservation. The snow leopard is endemic to mountainous areas of central Asia and occurs within 12 countries.

The role of landscape connectivity in planning and implementing conservation and restoration priorities

Publications Posted on: November 08, 2012
Landscape connectivity, the extent to which a landscape facilitates the movements of organisms and their genes, faces critical threats from both fragmentation and habitat loss. Many conservation efforts focus on protecting and enhancing connectivity to offset the impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity conservation, and to increase the resilience of reserve networks to potential threats associated with climate change.

Ecological associations, dispersal ability, and landscape connectivity in the northern Rocky Mountains

Publications Posted on: April 03, 2012
Population connectivity is a function of the dispersal ability of the species, influences of different landscape elements on its movement behavior, density and distribution of the population, and structure of the landscape. Often, researchers have not carefully considered each of these factors when evaluating connectivity and making conservation recommendations.