Enhancing landscape connectivity through multifunctional green infrastructure corridor modeling and design

  title={Enhancing landscape connectivity through multifunctional green infrastructure corridor modeling and design},
  author={Zhenzhen Zhang and Sara Meerow and Joshua P. Newell and Mark Lindquist},
  journal={Urban Forestry \& Urban Greening},
Ecological Connectivity in Agricultural Green Infrastructure:  Suggested Criteria for Fine Scale Assessment and Planning
In promoting biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service capacity, landscape connectivity is considered a critical feature to counteract the negative effects of fragmentation. Under a Green
Social-Ecological Connectivity to Understand Ecosystem Service Provision across Networks in Urban Landscapes
Landscape connectivity is a critical component of dynamic processes that link the structure and function of networks at the landscape scale. In the Anthropocene, connectivity across a landscape-scale
Interconnected ecological network design using lcp algorithm and cohesion index in urban scale
The structure of interconnected ecological network in cities includes corridors and large green spots continuity which provides ecosystem services, e.g. biodiversity conservation. From a functional
Contribution of Connectivity Assessments to Green Infrastructure (GI)
The use and limitations of state-of-the-art connectivity methods in contributing to GI implementation are discussed.
Connectivity assessment and prioritization of urban grasslands as a helpful tool for effective management of urban ecosystem services
The results suggest that increasing the plant species richness in urban grasslands in the city center requires seed addition, especially for plants with low dispersal ability.
Socio-ecological connectivity differs in magnitude and direction across urban landscapes
It is shown that community gardens within a city are connected through biological and social mechanisms, and connectivity levels and spatial arrangement differ across cities, and socio-ecological analyses can be applied to enhance and stabilize landscape connectedness to improve life and resilience in cities.
A green infrastructure spatial planning model for evaluating ecosystem service tradeoffs and synergies across three coastal megacities
  • Sara Meerow
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental Research Letters
  • 2019
A growing number of cities are investing in green infrastructure to foster urban resilience and sustainability. While these nature-based solutions are often promoted on the basis of their
Ecological corridors in Costa Rica: An evaluation applying landscape structure, fragmentation‐connectivity process, and climate adaptation
In recent years, ecological corridors have been proposed on a global scale as a response to the accelerated process of natural ecosystem fragmentation, mainly as a result of human impact. In
Landscape patterns have been undergoing various changes on account of environmental and human factors. These changes affect ecological connectivity of landscapes; therefore existing connections are
Identifying Key Sites of Green Infrastructure to Support Ecological Restoration in the Urban Agglomeration
The loss and fragmentation of natural space has placed tremendous pressure on green infrastructure (GI), especially in urban agglomeration areas. It is of great importance to identify key sites of


Comparison and development of new graph-based landscape connectivity indices: towards the priorization of habitat patches and corridors for conservation
The loss of connectivity of natural areas is a major threat for wildlife dispersal and survival and for the conservation of biodiversity in general. Thus, there is an increasing interest in
Importance of Backyard Habitat in a Comprehensive Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: A Connectivity Analysis of Urban Green Spaces
Connectivity has been an accepted goal in ecological restoration of wilderness areas for some time, but it is a relatively new approach in urban areas. The connectivity analysis presented here
A multi-scale exploration into the spatial patterns of a three dimensional Urban Tree Infrastructure (UTI) : integrating landscape connectivity, network resilience, and social deprivation
A functionally connected urban tree infrastructure (UTI) contributes to ecosystem function, resilience, and the provision of Ecosystem Services (ES). Variation in tree height is an important
A graph-theory framework for evaluating landscape connectivity and conservation planning.
  • E. Minor, D. Urban
  • Environmental Science
    Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
  • 2008
Abstract:  Connectivity of habitat patches is thought to be important for movement of genes, individuals, populations, and species over multiple temporal and spatial scales. We used graph theory to
Modeling the impact of future development and public conservation orientation on landscape connectivity for conservation planning
Context Recent papers on the spatial assessment of conservation opportunity have focused on how social values for conservation may change modeled conservation outcomes. Accounting for social factors