Population connectivity: recent advances and new perspectives

Kool, Johnathan T., Moilanen, Atte, and Treml, Eric A. (2013) Population connectivity: recent advances and new perspectives. Landscape Ecology, 28 (2). pp. 165-185.

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Abstract

Connectivity is a vital component of metapopulation and landscape ecology, influencing fundamental processes such as population dynamics, evolution, and community responses to climate change. Here, we review ongoing developments in connectivity science, providing perspectives on recent advances in identifying, quantifying, modelling and analysing connectivity, and highlight new applications for conservation. We also address ongoing challenges for connectivity research, explore opportunities for addressing them and highlight potential linkages with other fields of research. Continued development of connectivity science will provide insights into key aspects of ecology and the evolution of species, and will also contribute significantly towards achieving more effective conservation outcomes.

Item ID: 26720
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1572-9761
Keywords: dispersal, spatial ecology, review, tracking, population genetics, modeling, conservation, management
Funders: ERC, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence Programme 2012-2017, Australian Research Council (RGB), WWF Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature
Projects and Grants: ERC grant StG 260393—GEDA, ARC (DP0878306)
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 11:07
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050104 Landscape Ecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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