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Planning across freshwater and terrestrial realms: cobenefits and tradeoffs between conservation actions

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Adams, VM and Alvarez-Romero, JG and Carwardine, J and Cattarino, L and Hermoso, V and Kennard, MJ and Linke, S and Pressey, RL and Stoeckl, N, Planning across freshwater and terrestrial realms: cobenefits and tradeoffs between conservation actions, Conservation Letter, 7, (5) pp. 425-440. ISSN 1755-263X (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/conl.12080

Abstract

Conservation planning has historically been restricted to planning within single realms (i.e., marine, terrestrial, or freshwater). Recently progress has been made in approaches for cross-realm planning which may enhance the ability to effectively manage processes that sustain biodiversity and ecosystem functions (e.g., connectivity) and thus minimize threats more efficiently. Current advances, however, have not optimally accounted for the fact that individual conservation management actions often have impacts across realms. We advance the existing cross-realm planning literature by presenting a conceptual framework for considering both co-benefits and tradeoffs between multiple realms (specifically freshwater and terrestrial). This conceptual framework is founded on a review of 1) the shared threats and management actions across realms and 2) existing literature on cross-realm planning to highlight recent research achievements and gaps. We identify current challenges and opportunities associated with the application of our framework and consider the more general prospects for cross-realm planning.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:systematic conservation planning, terrestrial spatial planning, freshwater spatial planning, cross-realm planning, cross-system threat, ecological connection
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Adams, VM (Dr Vanessa Adams)
ID Code:126437
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-06-12
Last Modified:2018-06-14
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