About this Research Topic
This Research Topic will focus on novel strategies and concepts that aim to minimize fragmentation and enhance connectivity in human-modified forested landscapes. We welcome research papers that provide distinct contexts and methodologies into how we can best develop conservation recommendations to improve connectivity in forest ecosystems. We hope to find studies that span a range of biomes, taxa, spatial scales and geographic regions, and that present novel and interdisciplinary approaches relating to the topic of landscape connectivity and wildlife dispersal through fragmented landscapes. We welcome studies that involve field research, are purely computational, or are a combination of both. We also invite Original Research and Review papers, as well as Methods and Opinion papers, providing that they address the key themes of fragmentation and/or connectivity and discuss how their scientific concepts can be integrated into landscape management.
Keywords: Forest ecosystem, Biodiversity, Fragmentation, Landscape connectivity, Protection, Climate change, Conservation, Habitat network, Habitat movement, Habitat adaption, Fragmented landscape, Human-modified forest landscapes
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