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Environmental offsets, resilience and cost-effective conservation

Little, Lorne; Grafton, R Quentin

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Conservation management agencies are faced with acute trade-offs when dealing with disturbance from human activities. We show how agencies can respond to permanent ecosystem disruption by managing for Pimm resilience within a conservation budget using a model calibrated to a metapopulation of a coral reef fish species at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. The application is of general interest because it provides a method to manage species susceptible to negative environmental disturbances by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153753
Source: Royal Society Open Science
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.140521
Access Rights: Open Access

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