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Avoiding bio-perversity from carbon sequestration solutions

Hulvey, Kristin B; Hobbs, Richard; Colyvan, Mark; Felton, Adam; Possingham, Hugh P; Steffen, Will; Wilson, Kerrie A.; Youngentob, Kara Nicole; Gibbons, Philip; Lindenmayer, David B


The development of a new carbon economy has the potential to offer win-win outcomes for environments and economies. Large-scale tree plantations are expected to play a major role in carbon economies but could have negative ecological and economic consequences when key environmental values such as biodiversity conservation are not considered. We discuss three potential "bio-perversities"-negative outcomes for biodiversity-that could result from inappropriate plantation tree programs aimed solely...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Letters
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00213.x
Access Rights: Open Access


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