Conservation planning for connectivity across marine, freshwater, and terrestrial realms

Beger, Maria, Grantham, Hedley S., Pressey, Robert L., Wilson, Kerrie A., Peterson, Eric L., Dorfman, Daniel, Mumby, Peter J., Lourival, Reinaldo, Brumbaugh, Daniel R. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Conservation planning for connectivity across marine, freshwater, and terrestrial realms. Biological Conservation, 143 3: 565-575. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.11.006

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Author Beger, Maria
Grantham, Hedley S.
Pressey, Robert L.
Wilson, Kerrie A.
Peterson, Eric L.
Dorfman, Daniel
Mumby, Peter J.
Lourival, Reinaldo
Brumbaugh, Daniel R.
Possingham, Hugh P.
Title Conservation planning for connectivity across marine, freshwater, and terrestrial realms
Journal name Biological Conservation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0006-3207
Publication date 2010-03
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.biocon.2009.11.006
Volume 143
Issue 3
Start page 565
End page 575
Total pages 11
Editor R. B. Primack
Place of publication Essex, U.K.
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Formatted abstract
Conservation plans are usually developed for regions that encompass only one environmental realm (terrestrial, freshwater or marine) because of logistical, institutional and political constraints. This is inadequate because these realms often interact through processes that form, utilize and maintain interfaces or connections, which are essential for the persistence of some species and ecosystem functions. We present a conceptual framework for systematic conservation prioritization that explicitly accounts for the connectivity between the terrestrial, marine, and freshwater realms. We propose a classification of this connectivity that encompasses: (1) narrow interfaces, such as riparian strips; (2) broad interfaces, such as estuaries; (3) constrained connections, such as corridors of native vegetation used by amphibians to move between natal ponds and adult habitat; and (4) diffuse connections, such as the movements of animals between breeding and feeding habitats. We use this taxonomy of inter-realm connectivity to describe existing and new spatial conservation prioritization techniques that aim to promote the persistence of processes that operate between realms.
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Keyword Systematic conservation planning
Realm connectivity
Environmental realms
Integrated conservation
Conservation decision-support systems
Integrated coastal management
Cape Floristic Region
Reserve design
Incorporating connectivity
Biodiversity conservation
Landscape connectivity
Evolutionary processes
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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