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Issues in Ecology, Issue 16: The Role of Landscape Connectivity in Planning and Implementing Conservation and Restoration Priorities

Many conservation efforts focus on protecting and enhancing connectivity to offset the impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity conservation, and to increase the resilience of reserve networks to potential threats associated with climate change. Identifying effective approaches for maintaining and restoring connectivity poses several challenges, and our understanding of how connectivity should be designed to mitigate the impacts of climate change is, as yet, in its infancy. While this Issue identifies substantial uncertainties in mapping connectivity and evaluating resilience to climate change, it is also clear that integrating human and natural landscape conservation planning to enhance habitat connectivity is essential for biodiversity conservation.
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Resource Group ESA's Issues in Ecology series.
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General Biology Core Concepts
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General Biology Competencies
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Keywords Landscape, connectivity, Conservation, Restoration
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Pedagogical Use Description This report can be used for general information, classroom reading and discussion, and as a springboard for more information research. The report illustrates applications of ecology as it relates to our society and environment.
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Full Name of Primary Author Deborah Rudnick
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Primary Author Affiliation Integral Consulting
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Secondary Author Name(s) Sadie J. Ryan, Paul Beier, Samuel A. Cushman, et al.
Secondary Author Affiliation(s) Department of Environmental
and Forest Biology, College of Environmental
Science and Forestry, State University of New

School of Forestry, Northern
Arizona University, Flagstaff

USDA Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station
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Rights Ecological Society of America
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
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Date Of Record Submission 2015-03-11
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Date Of Record Release 2015-03-11 14:51:45
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Date Last Modified 2015-03-12 07:57:59
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