Comparing Linkage Designs Based on Land Facets to Linkage Designs Based on Focal Species

@inproceedings{Brost2012ComparingLD,
  title={Comparing Linkage Designs Based on Land Facets to Linkage Designs Based on Focal Species},
  author={Brian M. Brost and Paul Beier},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Least-cost modeling for focal species is the most widely used method for designing conservation corridors and linkages. However, these designs depend on today's land covers, which will be altered by climate change. We recently proposed an alternative approach based on land facets (recurring landscape units of relatively uniform topography and soils). The rationale is that corridors with high continuity of individual land facets will facilitate movement of species associated with each facet… CONTINUE READING