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Guidelines for Using Movement Science to Inform Biodiversity Policy

Barton, Philip; Lentini, Pia E.; Alacs, Erika; Bau, S.; Buckley, Yvonne M.; Burns, Emma; Driscoll, Don; Guja, Lydia K.; Kujala, Heini; Lahoz-Monfort, Jose; Mortelliti, Alessio; Nathan, Ran; Rowe, Robert (Ross); Smith, Annabel

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Substantial advances have been made in our understanding of the movement of species, including processes such as dispersal and migration. This knowledge has the potential to improve decisions about biodiversity policy and management, but it can be difficult for decision makers to readily access and integrate the growing body of movement science. This is, in part, due to a lack of synthesis of information that is sufficiently contextualized for a policy audience. Here, we identify key species...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBarton, Philip
dc.contributor.authorLentini, Pia E.
dc.contributor.authorAlacs, Erika
dc.contributor.authorBau, S.
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Yvonne M.
dc.contributor.authorBurns, Emma
dc.contributor.authorDriscoll, Don
dc.contributor.authorGuja, Lydia K.
dc.contributor.authorKujala, Heini
dc.contributor.authorLahoz-Monfort, Jose
dc.contributor.authorMortelliti, Alessio
dc.contributor.authorNathan, Ran
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Robert (Ross)
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Annabel
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:36:08Z
dc.identifier.issn0364-152X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/76636
dc.description.abstractSubstantial advances have been made in our understanding of the movement of species, including processes such as dispersal and migration. This knowledge has the potential to improve decisions about biodiversity policy and management, but it can be difficult for decision makers to readily access and integrate the growing body of movement science. This is, in part, due to a lack of synthesis of information that is sufficiently contextualized for a policy audience. Here, we identify key species movement concepts, including mechanisms, types, and moderators of movement, and review their relevance to (1) national biodiversity policies and strategies, (2) reserve planning and management, (3) threatened species protection and recovery, (4) impact and risk assessments, and (5) the prioritization of restoration actions. Based on the review, and considering recent developments in movement ecology, we provide a new framework that draws links between aspects of movement knowledge that are likely the most relevant to each biodiversity policy category. Our framework also shows that there is substantial opportunity for collaboration between researchers and government decision makers in the use of movement science to promote positive biodiversity outcomes.
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.sourceEnvironmental Management (New York)
dc.titleGuidelines for Using Movement Science to Inform Biodiversity Policy
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume56
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor050205 - Environmental Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB5438
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBarton, Philip, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLentini, Pia E., The University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationAlacs, Erika, Australian Government Department of the Environment
local.contributor.affiliationBau, S., The University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationBuckley, Yvonne M., Trinity College Dublin
local.contributor.affiliationBurns, Emma, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDriscoll, Don, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGuja, Lydia K., CSIRO
local.contributor.affiliationKujala, Heini, University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationLahoz-Monfort, Jose, The University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationMortelliti, Alessio, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationNathan, Ran, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
local.contributor.affiliationRowe, Robert (Ross), College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSmith, Annabel, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage791
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage801
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s00267-015-0570-5
local.identifier.absseo960805 - Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:30:15Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84932147087
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