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Conservation planners tend to ignore improved accuracy of modelled species distributions to focus on multiple threats and ecological processes

Tulloch, Ayesha I.T.; Sutcliffe, Patricia; Naujokaitis-Lewis, Ilona; Tingley, Reid; Brotons, Lluis; Ferraz, Katia Maria P.M.B.; Possingham, Hugh; Guisan, Antoine; Rhodes, Jonathan R.

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Limited conservation resources mean that management decisions are often made on the basis of scarce biological information. Species distribution models (SDMs) are increasingly proposed as a way to improve the representation of biodiversity features in conservation planning, but the extent to which SDMs are used in conservation planning is unclear. We reviewed the peer-reviewed and grey conservation planning literature to explore if and how SDMs are used in conservation prioritisations. We use...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/108662
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.04.023

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