Title: Raising the bar for systematic conservation planning
Authors: LANGFORD William T.GORDON AscelinBASTIN LUCYBEKESSY Sarah A.WHITE Matt D.NEWELL Graeme
Citation: TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION vol. 26 no. 12 p. 634-640
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON
Publication Year: 2011
JRC Publication N°: JRC64213
ISSN: 0169-5347
URI: http://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC64213
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2011.08.001
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Mathematical methods in systematic conservation planning (SCP) represent a significant step toward cost-effective, transparent allocation of resources for biodiversity conservation. However, research demonstrates important consequences of uncertainties in SCP. Current research often relies on simplified case studies with unknown forms and amounts of uncertainty and low statistical power for generalizing results. Consequently, conservation managers have little evidence for the true performance of conservation planning methods in their own complex, uncertain applications. SCP needs to build evidence for predictive models of error and robustness to multiple, simultaneous uncertainties across a wide range of problems of known complexity. Only then can we determine true performance rather than how a method appears to perform on data with unknown uncertainty
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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