What is Marxan with Connectivity?

The following sections are a summary of Daigle et al. 2019. Marxan with Connectivity is an extension of the Marxan software family that allows for more sophisticated connectivity considerations in spatial planning. 

For example, sites may be connected through processes such as larval dispersal, animal migrations, and genetic flows which are desirable objectives in conservation plans. Marxan with Connectivity has been applied in freshwater, marine, terrestrial and land-sea systems to conserve sites that may be spatially distanced but ecologically connected.


Daigle, Rémi M., et al. "Operationalizing ecological connectivity in spatial conservation planning with Marxan Connect." Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11.4 (2020): 570-579. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13349