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    Author(s): Andrew J. Shirk; Michael A. Schroeder; Leslie A. Robb; Samuel A. Cushman
    Date: 2015
    Source: Landscape Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10980-015-0214-4.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The ability of landscapes to impede species’ movement or gene flow may be quantified by resistance models. Few studies have assessed the performance of resistance models parameterized by expert opinion. In addition, resistance models differ in terms of spatial and thematic resolution as well as their focus on the ecology of a particular species or more generally on the degree of human modification of the landscape (i.e. landscape integrity). The effect of these design decisions on model accuracy is poorly understood.

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    Shirk, Andrew J.; Schroeder, Michael A.; Robb, Leslie A.; Cushman, Samuel A. 2015. Empirical validation of landscape resistance models: Insights from the Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). Landscape Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10980-015-0214-4.


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    Centrocercus urophasianus, greater sage-grouse, landscape genetics, lek, resistance, validation

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