A Practical Map-Analysis Tool for Detecting Potential Dispersal Corridors

@article{Hargrove2004APM,
  title={A Practical Map-Analysis Tool for Detecting Potential Dispersal Corridors},
  author={William W. Hargrove and Forrest M. Hoffman and Rebecca A Efroymson},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20},
  pages={361-373}
}
We describe the Pathway Analysis Through Habitat (PATH) tool, which can predict the location of potential corridors of animal movement between patches of habitat within any map. The algorithm works by launching virtual entities that we call `walkers' from each patch of habitat in the map, simulating their travel as they journey through land cover types in the intervening matrix, and finally arrive at a different habitat `island.' Each walker is imbued with a set of user-specified habitat… CONTINUE READING