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Systematic Conservation Planning

Series: Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

By: Chris Margules and Sahotra Sarkar

270 pages, 65 line diagrams, 10 colour plates, 14 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 2007 | #165510 | ISBN-13: 9780521703444
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Hardback | Sep 2007 | #165509 | ISBN-13: 9780521878753
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About this book

Provides a clear, comprehensive guide to the process of deriving a conservation area network for regions, which will best represent the biodiversity of regions in the most cost-effective way.

The measurement of biodiversity, design of field sampling strategies, alongside different data treatment methods are detailed helping to provide a conceptual framework for identifying conservation area networks, underpinned by the concept of complementarity. Setting conservation targets and then multi-criteria analyses, using complementarity but bringing in other criteria reflecting competing uses of land or water, to show how conservation area networks can achieve conservation targets in ways that also allow for the production of food, fiber and shelter are also discussed.

'Biologists often have to work outside their area of expertise when considering economic, social and political factors in practical conservation. They will surely benefit from this useful book.' Biologist


Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Biodiversity surrogates; 3. Data collection; 4. Data treatments; 5. Conservation area networks; 6. Persistence and vulnerability; 7. Satisfying multiple criteria; 8. Systematic conservation plans; 9. Conclusions; References.

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CHRIS MARGULES is Executive Director at the Melanesia Centre for Biodiversity Conservation, Conservation International. SAHOTRA SARKAR is Professor in the Section of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin.

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