How to resolve the SLOSS debate: lessons from species-diversity models.

  title={How to resolve the SLOSS debate: lessons from species-diversity models.},
  author={Even Tj\orve},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={264 2},
The SLOSS debate--whether a single large reserve will conserve more species than several small--of the 1970s and 1980s never came to a resolution. The first rule of reserve design states that one large reserve will conserve the most species, a rule which has been heavily contested. Empirical data seem to undermine the reliance on general rules, indicating that the best strategy varies from case to case. Modeling has also been deployed in this debate. We may divide the modeling approaches to the… CONTINUE READING
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