How to manipulate landscapes to improve the potential for range expansion

Hodgson, J.A., D.W. Wallis, R. Krishna, S.J.Cornell

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The authors use a recent method to approximate the speed of a species’ range expansion through a landscape by an analogy to an electrical circuit, which takes into account both the rates of colonisation between patches and therates at which occupied habitat produces ne w emigrants. Based on this, we propose and test two methods that can help to optimise the spatial arrangement of habitat for range expansion. Thus, we lay the foun dation for anew genre of systematic conservation planning, which e_ciently proposes restoration as well as minimising loss.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Methods in Ecology and Evolution