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The focal-species approach and landscape restoration: a critique

Manning, Adrian; Smith, Peter; Possingham, Hugh P; Fischer, Joern; Oliver, Ian; McCarthy, Michael; Lindenmayer, David B


In many parts of the world there is an urgent need for landscape restoration to conserve biodiversity. Landscape restoration is not straightforward, however, because many issues and processes must be understood for effective action to take place. In an attempt to guide restoration efforts for biodiversity conservation, Lambeck (1997, 1999) developed a taxon-based surrogate scheme called the focal-species approach. The focal-species approach involves the identification of a suite of species...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Biology
DOI: 10.1046/j.1523-1739.2002.00450.x


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