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An empirical assessment and comparison of species-based and habitat-based surrogates: a case study of forest vertebrates and large old trees

Barton, Philip S.; Lane, Peter W.; Westgate, Martin J.; McBurney, Lachlan; Blair, David; Gibbons, Philip; Likens, Gene E.; Lindenmayer, David B


A holy grail of conservation is to find simple but reliable measures of environmental change to guide management. For example, particular species or particular habitat attributes are often used as proxies for the abundance or diversity of a subset of other taxa. However, the efficacy of such kinds of species-based surrogates and habitat-based surrogates is rarely assessed, nor are different kinds of surrogates compared in terms of their relative effectiveness. We use 30-year datasets on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-02-24
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089807


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