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Webinar: Corridor Ecology: Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation

Wed, October 19 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT


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Dr. Keeley will review selected chapters of the second edition of the 2019 book Corridor Ecology that captures advances in the field since 2006. She will give an overview of corridor design objectives, including topics such as corridor dimensions, sensitivity to human activity, and topography and microclimate for climate-wise connectivity. With an extensive human footprint in many landscapes prioritizing action in light of climate change is important for effective conservation. To address this need Dr. Keeley will provide information on corridor mapping and modeling methods applied to improve local and regional planning without going into technical details. After corridor planning, action needs to follow. Using case studies of conservation efforts directed at maintaining and restoring connectivity in North America and around the world, considerations for implementing a corridor project will be illustrated.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Annika Keeley is a conservation scientist with expertise in ecological connectivity science, and animal behavior. As a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, she systematically reviewed the literature at the intersection of connectivity and climate change science and explored the challenges and opportunities for implementing connectivity in California and around the world. Dr. Keeley co-authored the second edition of the book Corridor Ecology and contributed substantially to the “Connectivity Conservation Guidelines” published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. She is now with the Center for Large Landscape Conservation where she provides science leadership and advises on connectivity projects and programs across the organization. She is also a member of the IUCN Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group.

 

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Date:
Wed, October 19
Time:
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
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