Making decisions to conserve species under climate change

Shoo, Luke P., Hoffmann, Ary A., Garnett, Stephen, Pressey, Robert L., Williams, Yvette M., Taylor, Martin, Falconi, Lorena, Yates, Colin J., Scott, John K., Alagador, Diogo and Williams, Stephen E. (2013) Making decisions to conserve species under climate change. Climatic Change, 119 2: 239-246. doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0699-2

Author Shoo, Luke P.
Hoffmann, Ary A.
Garnett, Stephen
Pressey, Robert L.
Williams, Yvette M.
Taylor, Martin
Falconi, Lorena
Yates, Colin J.
Scott, John K.
Alagador, Diogo
Williams, Stephen E.
Title Making decisions to conserve species under climate change
Journal name Climatic Change   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-0009
Publication date 2013-07
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0699-2
Volume 119
Issue 2
Start page 239
End page 246
Total pages 8
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Severe impacts on biodiversity are predicted to arise from climate change. These impacts may not be adequately addressed by conventional approaches to conservation. As a result, additional management actions are now being considered. However, there is currently limited guidance to help decision makers choose which set of actions (and in what order) is most appropriate for species that are considered to be vulnerable. Here, we provide a decision framework for the full complement of actions aimed at conserving species under climate change from ongoing conservation in existing refugia through various forms of mobility enhancement to ex situ conservation outside the natural environment. We explicitly recognize that allocation of conservation resources toward particular actions may be governed by factors such as the likelihood of success, cost and likely co-benefits to non-target species in addition to perceived vulnerability of individual species. As such, we use expert judgment of probable tradeoffs in resource allocation to inform the sequential evaluation of proposed management interventions.
Keyword Floristic Region
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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