Systematic conservation planning: Past, present and future

Watson, James E. M., Grantham, Hedley S., Wilson, Kerrie A. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2011). Systematic conservation planning: Past, present and future. In Richard J. Ladle and Robert J. Whittaker (Ed.), Conservation biogeography (pp. 1956-1976) London , U. K.: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781444390001.ch6

Author Watson, James E. M.
Grantham, Hedley S.
Wilson, Kerrie A.
Possingham, Hugh P.
Title of chapter Systematic conservation planning: Past, present and future
Title of book Conservation biogeography
Place of Publication London , U. K.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.1002/9781444390001.ch6
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781444335033
Editor Richard J. Ladle
Robert J. Whittaker
Chapter number 6
Start page 1956
End page 1976
Total pages 21
Total chapters 10
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Earth's ecosystems are in the midst of an unprecedented period of change as a result of human action. Many habitats have been completely destroyed or divided into tiny fragments, others have been transformed through the introduction of new species, or the extinction of native plants and animals, while anthropogenic climate change now threatens to completely redraw the geographic map of life on this planet. The urgent need to understand and prescribe solutions to this complicated and interlinked set of pressing conservation issues has lead to the transformation of the venerable academic discipline of biogeography - the study of the geographic distribution of animals and plants. The newly emerged sub-discipline of conservation biogeography uses the conceptual tools and methods of biogeography to address real world conservation problems and to provide predictions about the fate of key species and ecosystems over the next century. This book provides the first comprehensive review of the field in a series of closely interlinked chapters addressing the central issues within this exciting and important subject.  [Book summary]

This chapter contains sections titled:

• Introduction

• What is systematic conservation planning and why use it?

• Concepts and principles

• Developing a systematic conservation plan

• Decision support tools to identify and prioritize new protected areas

• Consultation and implementation of systematic conservation plans

• What does the future of systematic conservation planning hold?

• For discussion

• Suggested reading
Keyword Systematic conservation planning - past, present and future
Scientific approach, designing protected area networks - theory of island biogeography
Systematic conservation planning - protected area network design, and alternative networks
Systematic conservation planning and principle of complementarity - goal of conservation, and no loss of biodiversity
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