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An Empirical Assessment of the Focal Species Hypothesis

Lane, Peter; Westgate, Martin; Crane, Mason; Michael, Damian; Okada, Sachiko; Barton, Philip; Lindenmayer, David B


Biodiversity surrogates and indicators are commonly used in conservation management. The focal species approach (FSA) is one method for identifying biodiversity surrogates, and it is underpinned by the hypothesis that management aimed at a particular focal species will confer protection on co-occurring species. This concept has been the subject of much debate, in part because the validity of the FSA has not been subject to detailed empirical assessment of the extent to which a given focal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Biology
DOI: 10.0000/cobi.12330


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