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Two roles for ecological surrogacy: Indicator surrogates and management surrogates

Hunter, Malcolm J.; Westgate, Martin; Barton, Philip; Calhoun, Aram; Peirson, Jennifer; Tulloch, Ayesha; Beger, Maria; Branquinho, Cristina; Caro, Tim; Gross, John; Heino, Jani; Lane, Peter; Longo, Catherine; Martin, Kathy; McDowell, William H.; Mellin, Camille; Salo, Hanna; Lindenmayer, David B


Ecological surrogacy—here defined as using a process or element (e.g., species, ecosystem, or abiotic factor) to represent another aspect of an ecological system—is a widely used concept, but many applications of the surrogate concept have been controversial. We argue that some of this controversy reflects differences among users with different goals, a distinction that can be crystalized by recognizing two basic types of surrogate. First, many ecologists and natural resource managers measure...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-12-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Indicators
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.11.049
Access Rights: Open Access


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