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Clear consideration of costs, condition and conservation benefits yields better planning outcomes

Evans, Megan; Tulloch, Ayesha; Law, E.A.; Raiter, Keren G.; Possingham, Hugh P; Wilson, Kerrie A.

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The conservation benefit of a management action depends on what would have happened in the absence of an intervention, and whether the conservation objective is to maintain the existing biodiversity values, or to restore those that have been lost. How this benefit is calculated and considered in spatial prioritisation analyses could influence the expected cost-effectiveness of management, although this has not previously been explored. Here, we use a comprehensive decision theoretic approach to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76982
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.08.023

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