Landscape Ecology Laboratory
Workflow for Conservation Planning

Landscape Change Analysis for Southeast Asia
Landscape Change Analysis for Southern Africa
Biodiversity Model and Guild Analysis in Southeast Asia

For his DPhil and in partnership with the Department of Forests and Park Services, Ugyen Penjor is developing a comprehensive conservation toolkit for species conservation in Bhutan. He is modelling habitat suitability for 16 terrestrial megafauna species and identifying conservation priority areas (which are mostly outside the current protected area network). Ultimately, Ugyen will develop landscape resistance and connectivity layers for these species and identify critical connectivity corridors for future protection. His work will directly impact policy and management decision in Bhutan.



April 2018 – Celebrating a Panther amongst the Clouds, David Macdonald reports on the success of Ugyen Penjor

Macdonald, D. W., Bothwell, H. M., Kaszta, Z., Ash, E., Bolongon, G., Burnham, D., . . . Cushman, S. (2019). Multi-scale habitat modeling identifies spatial conservation priorities for mainland clouded leopards (Neofelis nebulosa). Diversity and Distributions, 25(10), 1639-1654. doi:

Penjor, U., Tan, C. K. W., Wangdi, S., & Macdonald, D. W. (2019). Understanding the environmental and anthropogenic correlates of tiger presence in a montane conservation landscape. Biological Conservation, 238, 108196. doi:

Penjor, U., Macdonald, D. W., Wangchuk, S., Tandin, T., & Tan, C. K. W. (2018). Identifying important conservation areas for the clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa in a mountainous landscape: Inference from spatial modeling techniques. Ecology and Evolution, 8(8), 4278-4291. doi:doi:10.1002/ece3.3970