A new framework for selecting environmental surrogates.

  title={A new framework for selecting environmental surrogates.},
  author={David B. Lindenmayer and Jennifer C Pierson and Philip S. Barton and Maria Beger and Cristina Branquinho and Aram J. K. Calhoun and Tim Caro and Hamish S. Greig and John T. Gross and J. K. Heino and Malcolm L. Hunter and Peter W. Lane and Catherine S. Longo and Kathy Martin and W. H. McDowell and Camille Mellin and Hanna Salo and Ayesha I T Tulloch and Martin J Westgate},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
Surrogate concepts are used in all sub-disciplines of environmental science. However, controversy remains regarding the extent to which surrogates are useful for resolving environmental problems. Here, we argue that conflicts about the utility of surrogates (and the related concepts of indicators and proxies) often reflect context-specific differences in trade-offs between measurement accuracy and practical constraints. By examining different approaches for selecting and applying surrogates, we… CONTINUE READING
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