Key concepts

Wilson, Kerrie, Possingham, Hugh, Martin, Tara G. and Grantham, Hedley S. (2008). Key concepts. In Jeff A. Ardron, Hugh P. Possingham and Carissa J. Klein (Ed.), Marxan good practices handbook (pp. 18-23) Vancouver, Canada: Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association.

Author Wilson, Kerrie
Possingham, Hugh
Martin, Tara G.
Grantham, Hedley S.
Title of chapter Key concepts
Title of book Marxan good practices handbook
Place of Publication Vancouver, Canada
Publisher Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Other
Editor Jeff A. Ardron
Hugh P. Possingham
Carissa J. Klein
Start page 18
End page 23
Total pages 6
Total chapters 10
Language eng
Subjects 0501 Ecological Applications
0502 Environmental Science and Management
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
050205 Environmental Management
050206 Environmental Monitoring
050209 Natural Resource Management
050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
Abstract/Summary There are a range of fundamental conservation planning principles and terms. In this chapter we define these principles and terms predominately using ideas in Margules and Pressey (2000) and Possingham et al. (2006). The ways in which these principles and terms are relevant to Marxan are then discussed. Two principles – comprehensiveness and efficiency ‐ are the most central to our understanding and use of Marxan because they are embedded in the minimum set problem (see Box 1.1), which is what Marxan is primarily designed to solve. It is pointed out that a single planning unit does not by itself have an intrinsic constant value, but rather its value is a reflection of its contribution to the network’s overall objectives, and thus can change depending on various network configurations.
Keyword Marxan
Conservation planning
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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