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Systematic Conservation Planning

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Part of Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Date Published: October 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521703444

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  • Systematic Conservation Planning provides a clear, comprehensive guide to the process of deriving a conservation area network for regions, which will best represent the biodiversity of regions in the most cost-effective way. The measurement of biodiversity, design of field sampling strategies, alongside different data treatment methods are detailed helping to provide a conceptual framework for identifying conservation area networks, underpinned by the concept of complementarity. Setting conservation targets and then multi-criteria analyses, using complementarity but bringing in other criteria reflecting competing uses of land or water, to show how conservation area networks can achieve conservation targets in ways that also allow for the production of food, fiber and shelter are also discussed. Providing a clear procedure for identifying conservation priority areas underpinned by cutting edge science, this book will be of interest to graduate students, academics, planners and decision makers dealing with natural resource use and exploitation, alongside conservation NGOs.

    • Extensive use of examples from the field and the academic literature, allowing readers to relate more easily to their own situations
    • Includes end of chapter summaries, enabling reiteration of the main points made in the chapter
    • Deliberately avoids jargon, except where absolutely necessary, making the ideas easily assimilated and readable
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    "Overall, the book is well written. The key themes and concepts are woven consistently throughout the chapters, making it a coherent synthesis rather than a loose compilation."
    David Stoms, Ecology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521703444
    • length: 278 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 66 b/w illus. 10 colour illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Biodiversity surrogates
    3. Data collection
    4. Data treatments
    5. Conservation area networks
    6. Persistence and vulnerability
    7. Satisfying multiple criteria
    8. Systematic conservation plans
    9. Conclusions

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Landscape planning
  • Authors

    Chris Margules, Conservation International and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia
    CHRIS MARGULES is Executive Director at the Melanesia Centre for Biodiversity Conservation, Conservation International.

    Sahotra Sarkar, University of Texas, Austin
    SAHOTRA SARKAR is Professor in the Section of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin.

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