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Some Guiding Concepts for Conservations Biology

Lindenmayer, David; Hunter, Malcolm L.


The search for generalities in ecology has often been thwarted by contingency and ecological complexity that limit the development of predictive rules. We present a set of concepts that we believe succinctly expresses some of the fundamental ideas in conservation biology. (1) Successful conservation management requires explicit goals and objectives. (2) The overall goal of biodiversity management will usually be to maintain or restore biodiversity, not to maximize species richness. (3) A...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01544.x


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