Making decisions to conserve species under climate change

Shoo, Luke P., Hoffmann, Ary A., Garnett, Stephen, Pressey, Robert L., Williams, Yvette M., Taylor, Martin, Falconi, Lorena, Yates, Colin J., Scott, John K., Alagador, Diogo, and Williams, Stephen E. (2013) Making decisions to conserve species under climate change. Climatic Change, 119 (2). pp. 239-246.

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Abstract

Severe impacts on biodiversity are predicted to arise from climate change. These impacts may not be adequately addressed by conventional approaches to conservation. As a result, additional management actions are now being considered. However, there is currently limited guidance to help decision makers choose which set of actions (and in what order) is most appropriate for species that are considered to be vulnerable. Here, we provide a decision framework for the full complement of actions aimed at conserving species under climate change from ongoing conservation in existing refugia through various forms of mobility enhancement to ex situ conservation outside the natural environment. We explicitly recognize that allocation of conservation resources toward particular actions may be governed by factors such as the likelihood of success, cost and likely co-benefits to non-target species in addition to perceived vulnerability of individual species. As such, we use expert judgment of probable tradeoffs in resource allocation to inform the sequential evaluation of proposed management interventions.

Item ID: 29178
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-1480
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This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited.

Funders: Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility, Australian Government National Environmental Research Program
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 05:27
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960305 Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change @ 100%
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