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Connections matter – spatial analysis on ecological connectivity




Dr. Takuya Iwamura - Dept. of Zoology, Tel Aviv University


Remote places can be connected through various material flows, including animal movement. Recent development in remote sensing, Geographical information systems (GIS) and graph theoretic framework enables us to measure and analyze the impacts of changes in remote places. In this talk, I will introduce the benefits of spatial analysis for connectivity through the study of long-distance migratory shorebirds in the Pacific region. We found that the population loss of migrants show non-linear responses to habitat loss, but the impacts of habitat loss depend on the flyway structure. I’ll also introduce our recent efforts in other topics (e.g. sea-land connectivity).

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