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Sound science or social hook - a response to Brookers application of the focal species approach

Fischer, Joern; Lindenmayer, David B


Brooker [Landscape and Urban Planning, in press] recently published a worked example of the focal species approach using bird assemblages in fragmented landscapes of western Australia. We have some concerns about the scientific validity of the focal species approach. As a threat-based biodiversity surrogate scheme, the focal species approach is likely to suffer from similar deficiencies that have been identified for related forms of species-based surrogate schemes such as umbrella species and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Landscape and Urban Planning
DOI: 10.1016/S0169-2046(02)00147-0


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