For 15 years, much of our research on corridors has focused on large, controlled experiments. That setting has enabled us to determine how corridors work to increase plant and animal dispersal and maintain populations and biodiversity.
Increasingly, our research has turned to natural corridors within landscapes in need of conservation. These studies focus on the consequences of corridors for conservation of rare and endangered species across large landscapes.
Savannah River Site Corridor Experiment
At Savannah River Site in South Carolina, experimental patches were cut into a managed forest to test the effects of corridors on plant and animal dispersal, population persistence, and biodiversity. Research using this system is used to separate corridor effects created through increasing connectivity and edge habitat. Learn more out this project.
Landscape corridors are among the most important conservation strategies in the face of global changes such as habitat fragmentation, habitat destruction, and climate change. We aim to bridge the science and practice of conservation corridors. Conservation Corridor will provide up-to-date findings from science that will inform applied conservation. And, we will highlight new innovations in applied conservation, with the goal of guiding the direction of applied science toward management needs. Visit conservationcorridor.org.