Combining the species-area-habitat relationship and environmental cluster analysis to set conservation priorities: a study in the Zhoushan Archipelago, China.

@article{Chen2009CombiningTS,
  title={Combining the species-area-habitat relationship and environmental cluster analysis to set conservation priorities: a study in the Zhoushan Archipelago, China.},
  author={You-Hua Chen},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={537-45}
}
Identification of priority areas is a fundamental goal in conservation biology. Because of a lack of detailed information about species distributions, conservation targets in the Zhoushan Archipelago (China) were established on the basis of a species-area-habitat relationship (choros model) combined with an environmental cluster analysis (ECA). An environmental-distinctness index was introduced to rank areas in the dendrogram obtained with the ECA. To reduce the effects of spatial… CONTINUE READING