Journal article

A conceptual model of ecological connectivity in the Shellharbour Local Government Area, New South Wales, Australia

Kellie Parker, Lesley Head, Laurie A Chisholm, Nick Feneley

LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING | ELSEVIER | Published : 2008

Abstract

The conservation of biological diversity in landscapes dominated by human use is emerging as an increasingly significant challenge, given the rate at which the Earth's remaining vegetation resources are being lost. Whilst traditional approaches to conservation have relied upon the ability of species to persist within the scattered fragments to which they have been confined, recent scientific evidence suggests that the long-term viability of fragmented populations may only be secured through the establishment of ecological connectivity between existing fragments. In the absence of a suitable methodology within which to design connective habitat configurations, a conceptual approach to landsca..

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