Systematic Conservation Planning

Systematic Conservation Planning

by Chris Margules, Sahotra Sarkar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521878756

ISBN-13: 9780521878753

Pub. Date: 10/08/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521878753
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/08/2007
Series:
Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 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; References.

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