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The complementarity of single-species and ecosystem-oriented research in conservation research

Fischer, Joern; Felton, Adam; Montague-Drake, Rebecca; Manning, Adrian; Simberloff, Dan; Youngentob, Kara Nicole; Saunders, Debra; Wilson, David; Felton, Annika M; Blackmore, Caroline; Lowe, Arianne; Bond, Suzanne; Munro, Nicola; Elliott, Carole; Lindenmayer, David B


There has been much debate about the relative merits of single-species vs ecosystem-oriented research for conservation. This debate has become increasingly important in recent times as resource managers and policy makers in some jurisdictions focus on ecosystem-level problems. We highlight the potential strengths and limitations of both kinds of research, discuss their complementarity and highlight problems that may arise where competition occurs between the two kinds of research. While a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Oikos
DOI: 10.1111/j.2007.0030-1299.15683.x


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