habitat fragmentation

Wildlife corridor for herpetofauna.

Introduction to Wildlife Corridors

Elizabeth Borneman

Wildlife corridors are overpasses and underpasses that connect natural regions and provide safe transit for migratory animals through human infrastructure.

As habitats become increasingly fragmented, the number of interactions between humans and wildlife increases. Source: Bloomfield, McIntosh. & Lambin, 2020.

Study Shows Loss of Forest Linked to Spread of Disease

Elizabeth Borneman

A study out of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has shed new light on the many impacts to humans and wildlife that come through the practice of deforestation.

A long-term habitat connectivity experiment. Source: Damschen et al., 2019.

Connecting Fragmented Habitat Improves Biodiversity

Elizabeth Borneman

Researchers found that connecting natural corridors of habitat to one another promotes biodiversity in the plants and animals that are able to thrive in those locations.

Source: Watson et al., 2018

Mapping the Last Wilderness

Katarina Samurović

An international group of scientists led by James E. M. Watson and James R. Allan mapped the world’s remaining terrestrial wilderness in 2016.

Habitat Fragmentation: A Multi-Scale Approach detailing its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems

Geo Contributor

An analysis performed at multiple spatial and temporal scales argues that destruction and degradation of natural ecosystems are the primary cause of global declines in biodiversity.