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The Treatment of Uncertainty and the Structure of IUCN Threatened Species Categories


Colyvan, M and Burgman, M and Todd, C and Akcakaya, H and Boek, C, The Treatment of Uncertainty and the Structure of IUCN Threatened Species Categories, Biological Conservation, 89, (3) pp. 245-249. ISSN 0006-3207 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0006-3207(99)00013-0


The classification of species with respect to their conservation status using the IUCN criteria is an important process in many countries, providing a guide for setting conservation priorities. Recent advances have resulted in several approaches to dealing with uncertainty in data used to classify species. These methods demand an unambiguous and transparent logical structure for the criteria. We suggest some changes to the ways in which the criteria are represented that correct an unnecessary inconsistency and which may serve to avoid important errors when uncertainty in the data is considered explicitly.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Colyvan, M (Dr Mark Colyvan)
ID Code:16989
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-05

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