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Where to Restore Ecological Connectivity? Detecting Barriers and Quantifying Restoration Benefits

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Brad Mcrae, Sonia Hall, Paul Beier, and David M Theobald, 2012-12, Where to Restore Ecological Connectivity? Detecting Barriers and Quantifying Restoration Benefits: PLOS one, v. 7, iss. 12, p. 1-12.

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Abstract Landscape connectivity is crucial for many ecological processes, including dispersal, gene flow, demographic rescue, and movement in response to climate change. As a result, governmental and non-governmental organizations are focusing efforts to map and conserve areas that facilitate movement to maintain population connectivity and promote climate adaptation. In contrast, little focus has been placed on identifying barriers—landscape features which impede movement between ecologically important areas—where restoration could most improve connectivity. Yet knowing where barriers most strongly reduce connectivity can complement traditional analyses aimed at mapping best movement routes. We introduce a novel method to detect important [...]

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  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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