Journal article

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

Abstract

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 ..

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