Exploring spatial patterns of vulnerability for diverse biodiversity descriptors in regional conservation planning.

@article{Vimal2012ExploringSP,
  title={Exploring spatial patterns of vulnerability for diverse biodiversity descriptors in regional conservation planning.},
  author={Ruppert Vimal and Pascal Pluvinet and C{\'e}line Sacca and Pierre-Olivier Mazagol and Bernard Etlicher and J. J. Thompson},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={9-16}
}
In this study, we developed a multi-criteria assessment of spatial variability of the vulnerability of three different biodiversity descriptors: sites of high conservation interest by virtue of the presence of rare or remarkable species, extensive areas of high ecological integrity, and landscape diversity in grid cells across an entire region. We assessed vulnerability in relation to (a) direct threats in and around sites to a distance of 2 km associated with intensive agriculture, building… CONTINUE READING