The importance of realistic dispersal models in conservation planning: application of a novel modelling platform to evaluate management scenarios in an Afrotropical biodiversity hotspot

@inproceedings{Aben2016TheIO,
  title={The importance of realistic dispersal models in conservation planning: application of a novel modelling platform to evaluate management scenarios in an Afrotropical biodiversity hotspot},
  author={J. Aben and Greta Bocedi and Stephen C. F. Palmer and Petri Pellikka and Diederik Strubbe and Caspar Hallmann and Justin Mark John Travis and Luc Lens and Erik Matthysen},
  booktitle={The Journal of applied ecology},
  year={2016}
}
As biodiversity hotspots are often characterized by high human population densities, implementation of conservation management practices that focus only on the protection and enlargement of pristine habitats is potentially unrealistic. An alternative approach to curb species extinction risk involves improving connectivity among existing habitat patches. However, evaluation of spatially explicit management strategies is challenging, as predictive models must account for the process of dispersal… CONTINUE READING
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