Use of Metapopulation Models in Conservation Planning

  • David R. Breininger
  • Mark A. Burgman
  • H. Resit Akçakaya
  • Michael A. O’Connell


We focus on approaches to predict the effects of landscape change on population viability by first introducing concepts and emerging ideas. We then review recent applications of metapopulation models and summarize principles for applying metapopulation models in conservation planning. We end by identifying knowledge gaps that prevent broader applications of metapopulation models and by providing general research approaches for filling those gaps.


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  • David R. Breininger
  • Mark A. Burgman
  • H. Resit Akçakaya
  • Michael A. O’Connell

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