Functional connectivity is the realized extent to which habitat patches are connected by the movement of individuals or genetic material. This connectivity can be influenced by both individual level traits affecting movement behaviour and by the landscape context in which this movement occurs. This project will use translocations of adult male dragonflies to assess how body size and conditions in the terrestrial landscape interact to affect the probability that these animals will return to the breeding pond at which they were captured. Translocations of adult dragonflies have been used successfully in the past to examine the effects of terrestrial habitat conditions on the movement of dragonflies.
Principal Investigator: Shannon McCauley