Connect Landscape Connectivity Modeling Toolbox  
   
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Connect is a set of tools that helps researchers and conservation planners model landscape connectivity for multiple wildlife species in complex heterogeneous landscapes. Connect also allows users to combine single-species models of animal movement to identify areas of the landscape that facilitate the movement of multiple species. Connect can be used to support the design of nature reserves, facilitate land management, or examine the effects of land-use change on animal movements.,

Connect packages three cutting-edge connectivity modeling and conservation planning tools, Circuitscape, NetworkX, and Zonation into a user-friendly geoprocessing toolbox for ESRI ArcGIS 9.3. Using the Connect tools in the ArcGIS ModelBuilder environment allows users to incorporate animal movement models into larger workflows and use the tools iteratively to assess the impact of model assumptions and evaluate multiple conservation scenarios.

Software Packages Integrated into Connect

Connect is currently in development. The latest version, b0.3, is an early beta, and is available for evaluation and testing purposes. To recieve technical support, please join the Connect Google group.

Connectis being developed by Ian Breckheimer and Austin Milt, and is sponsored by a grant from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program

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