Using multivariate analysis to deliver conservation planning products that align with practitioner needs

Linke, Simon, Watts, Matthew, Stewart, Romola and Possingham, Hugh P. (2011) Using multivariate analysis to deliver conservation planning products that align with practitioner needs. Ecography, 34 2: 203-207. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.06351.x


Author Linke, Simon
Watts, Matthew
Stewart, Romola
Possingham, Hugh P.
Title Using multivariate analysis to deliver conservation planning products that align with practitioner needs
Journal name Ecography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0906-7590
1600-0587
Publication date 2011-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.06351.x
Volume 34
Issue 2
Start page 203
End page 207
Total pages 5
Editor Thiago Rangel
Place of publication Malden, MA, U.S.A.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This software note describes an extension to the conservation planning package Marxan in which multiple solutions can be evaluated instead of only relying on the measures of best solution and irreplaceability. For this extension we coupled Marxan with the statistical software R. The pool of possible conservation plans is transferred from Marxan into R – which returns an ordination plot, as well as a cluster dendrogram that can be used to evaluate similarity of solutions. Also, the most efficient solutions per group are flagged. We believe that identification of alternative planning options facilitates review and implementation of Marxan solutions as negotiating parties have multiple alternative starting points.
Keyword Marine protected areas
Implementation
Design
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
School of Biological Sciences Publications
Ecology Centre Publications
 
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