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SIMPLE CONNECTIVITY MEASURES IN SPATIAL ECOLOGY
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Compared simple connectivity measures in their ability to predict colonization events in two large and good-quality empirical data sets are compared, it is concluded that the simplicity of a nearest neighbor measure is not an adequate compensation for poor performance.
Prioritizing multiple-use landscapes for conservation: methods for large multi-species planning problems
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This study develops efficient quantitative methods for identifying conservation core areas at large, even national or continental scales, applicable to both fragmented and natural landscape structures, and produce a hierarchical zonation of regional conservation priority.
Spatial conservation prioritization: Quantitative methods and computational tools
Habitat loss and deterioration, climate change, and economic pressures for resource extraction have all led to a global loss of biodiversity. The limited resources available for conservation need to
ESTIMATING THE PARAMETERS OF SURVIVAL AND MIGRATION OF INDIVIDUALS IN METAPOPULATIONS
Ecologists working with metapopulations are interested in the rate of migration among several local populations, mortality during migration, and the scaling of migration rate with habitat patch area
PATCH OCCUPANCY MODELS OF METAPOPULATION DYNAMICS: EFFICIENT PARAMETER ESTIMATION USING IMPLICIT STATISTICAL INFERENCE
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The proposed method is based on Monte Carlo inference for implicit statistical models, and it can be adapted to any stochastic patch occupancy model of metapopulation dynamics, and allows the estimation of the amplitude of regional Stochasticity.
METAPOPULATION DYNAMICS: EFFECTS OF HABITAT QUALITY AND LANDSCAPE STRUCTURE
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It is demonstrated how the effects of habitat quality and detailed landscape structure can be included in a spatially realistic metapopulation model, the incidence function model, and demonstrated that additional complexity beyond the results of habitat patch area and isolation does not necessarily improve the predictive power of a metapoulation model.
Climate change, connectivity and conservation decision making: back to basics
Summary 1. The challenge of climate change forces us to re-examine the assumptions underlying conservation planning. 2. Increasing ‘connectivity’ has emerged as the most favoured option for
Aligning Conservation Priorities Across Taxa in Madagascar with High-Resolution Planning Tools
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It is shown, in an analysis of wide taxonomic and geographic breadth and high spatial resolution, that multitaxonomic rather than single-taxon approaches are critical for identifying areas likely to promote the persistence of most species.
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