On the usage and measurement of landscape connectivity

  title={On the usage and measurement of landscape connectivity},
  author={Lutz Tischendorf and Lenore Fahrig},
This paper examines the usage and measurement of “landscape connectivity” in 33 recent studies. Connectivity is defined as the degree to which a landscape facilitates or impedes movement of organisms among resource patches. However, connectivity is actually used in a variety of ways in the literature. This has led to confusion and lack of clarity related to (1) function vs structure, (2) patch isolation vs landscape connectivity and, (3) corridors vs connectivity. We suggest the term… 

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