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Coupling movement and landscape ecology for animal conservation in production landscapes

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posted on 2018-01-03, 00:00 authored by Tim DohertyTim Doherty, Don DriscollDon Driscoll
Habitat conversion in production landscapes is among the greatest threats to biodiversity, not least because it can disrupt animal movement. Using the movement ecology framework, we review animal movement in production landscapes, including areas managed for agriculture and forestry. We consider internal and external drivers of altered animal movement and how this affects navigation and motion capacities and population dynamics. Conventional management approaches in fragmented landscapes focus on promoting connectivity using structural changes in the landscape. However, a movement ecology perspective emphasizes that manipulating the internal motivations or navigation capacity of animals represents untapped opportunities to improve movement and the effectiveness of structural connectivity investments. Integrating movement and landscape ecology opens new opportunities for conservation management in production landscapes.

History

Journal

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Volume

285

Article number

ARTN 20172272

Pagination

1 - 9

Location

England

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

0962-8452

eISSN

1471-2954

Language

English

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, The Authors

Issue

1870

Publisher

ROYAL SOC