ST-Connect SyncroSim Package

GitHub release

Connectivity planning for future climate and land-use change

ST-Connect is an open-source SyncroSim Base Package for forecasting landscape connectivity.

ST-Connect uses a pipeline approach to chain together spatially-explicit models of landscape change and habitat connectivity.

ST-Connect is a package that plugs into the SyncroSim modeling framework. It can also be run from the R programming language using the rsyncrosim R package.


This package requires the following software:

The latest version of Syncrosim.
R version 4.0.4 or higher.
Circuitscape 5.
Zonation version 4.0.0 (optional).

How to Install

Download and install R version 4.0.4 or higher.
Download and install Circuitscape 5.
Download and install Zonation version 4.0.0 (only required if including Conservation Prioritization).

Open SyncroSim and select File -> Packages… -> Install…, then select the ST-Connect package and click OK.

Alternatively, download the latest release from GitHub. Open SyncroSim and select File -> Packages… -> Install From File…, then navigate to the downloaded package file with the extension .ssimpkg.

Getting Started

For more information on ST-Connect, including a Quickstart Tutorial (under construction), see the Getting Started page.

Browse source code at
Report a bug at


Bronwyn Rayfield (Author, maintainer)
Alex Embrey (Author)
Colin Daniel (Author)
Valentin Lucet (Author)
Andrew Gonzalez (Author)
Kyle Martins (Author)