Using the Species – Area Relationship to Set Baseline Targets for Conservation

@inproceedings{Desmet2004UsingTS,
  title={Using the Species – Area Relationship to Set Baseline Targets for Conservation},
  author={Philip G Desmet and Richard M. Cowling},
  year={2004}
}
This paper demonstrates how the power form of the Species–Area Relationship (SAR) can be used to set conservation targets for land classes using biodiversity survey data. The log-transformation of the power model is a straight line; therefore, if one knows the average number of species recorded per survey site and can estimate the true species number present in the land class, using EstimateS software, it is possible to calculate the slope of the curve, or z-value. The z-value is the exponent… CONTINUE READING
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