* Connectivity Analyses

Port Stephens Council, NSW OEH, Campbelltown City Council, Lismore and Port Macquarie Hastings Councils.
Various locations in eastern Australia

We have recently completed several local and landscape-scale, connectivity studies intended to better understand and predict the movement needs of koalas across fragmented landscapes. We use the GIS-based spatial and analytical framework offered by GAPCLoSR (Generalised Approach to Planning Connectivity at Local Scales or Regional) to do this type of work, working with Professor Alex Lechner (University of Nottingham), one of the original developers of the GAPCLoSR package.

Current and recent GAPCloSR projects include analysis of impacts on koalas and squirrel gliders arising from land clearing activities in a part of the Port Macquarie Hastings LGA, modelling potential future development scenarios in Campbelltown-Wollondilly and broader land-use related connectivity studies in the Lismore and Coffs Harbour areas.