Integrated models to support multiobjective ecological restoration decisions
Hannah Fraser, Libby Rumpff, Jian DL Yen, Doug Robinson, Brendan A Wintle
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2017
Many objectives motivate ecological restoration, including improving vegetation condition, increasing the range and abundance of threatened species, and improving species richness and diversity. Although models have been used to examine the outcomes of ecological restoration, few researchers have attempted to develop models to account for multiple, potentially competing objectives. We developed a combined state-and-transition, species-distribution model to predict the effects of restoration actions on vegetation condition and extent, bird diversity, and the distribution of several bird species in southeastern Australian woodlands. The actions reflected several management objectives. We then ..View full abstract
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This research was supported by the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decision making (CEED), the National Environmental Research Program, Environmental Decisions Hub, and ARC LP110100321. B.W. is supported by an ARC Future Fellowship. We thank M. Bode for his assistance with running multicriteria decision analysis simulations.