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Circuitscape to be used with Linkage mapper 3.0.0: Circuitscape 4.0.7

Extras: Lab Excercise: Linkage Pathways, Pinchpoints, and Barriers

What’s new in Version 3.0.0

  • Compatibility with ArcGIS Pro
  • Linkage Priority Tool improvements (see next newsletter item)
  • User Guide improvements
  • Back-end engineering and code refactoring
  • Re-writing of the GitHub commit history to make the repository smaller
  • Improved Error Messages and Log Files
  • Climate-wise Connectivity Improvements in Version 3.0.0
    • There are many climate considerations that can be incorporated in habitat connectivity modeling and mapping. Two considerations have previously been modeled in isolation from each other, and yield quite different recommendations for linkage priority. However, we discovered that they are two ends of the same continuous framework, and Linkage Mapper Version 3.0.0 allows the user to model for one, or the other, or an appropriate blend between both (which we recommend). The first consideration is “range shift connectivity”, and gives linkages a higher priority for conservation if they are predicted to connect a core area that might become too hot/dry in the future with a core that is expected to be much cooler/wetter. The other is “climate analog connectivity” giving higher priority to linkages with the destination core having the same predicted climate at a future time (e.g. 2050), as the climate in the source core at the current time. We also added “preferred climate” as an optional parameter in differentiating among destination cores.

Previous Versions

Latest ArcGIS 10.0 - 10.6 Version: Linkage Mapper 2.0.0

Latest ArcGIS 9.3 Version: Linkage Mapper 1.1.0

(Note: User guides and tutorials are in zip folders.)

Linkage Mapper Survey

What new features would you like to see? How should we further develop the project? What are the opportunities to engage? Let us know this and more at our Linkage Mapper Survey.