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Mathematical Methods for Identifying Representative Reserve Networks
We focus on a particular class of reserve design problem where the goal is to achieve some minimum representation of biodiversity features for the smallest possible cost.
Zero tolerance ecology: improving ecological inference by modelling the source of zero observations.
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A framework for understanding how zero-inflated data sets originate and deciding how best to model them is proposed and the different kinds of zeros that occur in ecological data are defined and classified.
IMPROVING PRECISION AND REDUCING BIAS IN BIOLOGICAL SURVEYS: ESTIMATING FALSE‐NEGATIVE ERROR RATES
The use of presence/absence data in wildlife management and biological surveys is widespread. There is a growing interest in quantifying the sources of error associated with these data. We show that
Predicting species distributions for conservation decisions
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It is proposed that species distribution modellers should get involved in real decision-making processes that will benefit from their technical input and have the potential to better bridge theory and practice, and contribute to improve both scientific knowledge and conservation outcomes.
Establishing Representative No‐Take Areas in the Great Barrier Reef: Large‐Scale Implementation of Theory on Marine Protected Areas
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Some of the key success factors in this case have global relevance and include focusing initial communication on the problem to be addressed; applying the precautionary principle; using independent experts; facilitating input to decision making; conducting extensive and participatory consultation.
Recruitment dynamics in complex life cycles.
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These findings illustrate how processes in different ecological habitats are coupled and models combining larval circulation with adult interactions can potentially forecast population fluctuations.
Spatial conservation prioritization: Quantitative methods and computational tools
Habitat loss and deterioration, climate change, and economic pressures for resource extraction have all led to a global loss of biodiversity. The limited resources available for conservation need to
ECOLOGICAL CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING CANDIDATE SITES FOR MARINE RESERVES
Several schemes have been developed to help select the locations of marine reserves. All of them combine social, economic, and biological criteria, and few offer any guidance as to how to prioritize
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