Does wildlife resource selection accurately inform corridor conservation?

Full citation: 
Abrahms, B., Sawyer, S. C., Jordan, N. R., McNutt, J. W., Wilson, A. M., Brashares, J. S. (2016), Does wildlife resource selection accurately inform corridor conservation? Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12714.
Author/s associated with the CES: 
Neil Jordan

Identifying and protecting wildlife corridors are key conservation challenges. We reviewed connectivity studies employing resource selection analysis and present an empirical case study to test behaviour-specific predictions of connectivity. Our results, using African wild dogs as a case study, suggest that resource selection analyses that fail to consider an animal’s behavioural state are insufficient in targeting movement pathways and corridors for protection. This failure may result in misidentification of wildlife corridors and misallocation of limited conservation resources. Our findings underscore the need for considering patterns of animal movement in appropriate behavioural contexts to ensure the effective application of resource selection analyses for corridor planning

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