Journal article

Managing uncertainty in movement knowledge for environmental decisions

Annabel L Smith, Heini Kujala, Jose J Lahoz-Monfort, Lydia K Guja, Emma L Burns, Ran Nathan, Erika Alacs, Philip S Barton, Sana Bau, Don A Driscoll, Pia E Lentini, Alessio Mortelliti, Ross Rowe, Yvonne M Buckley

CONSERVATION LETTERS | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Species' movements affect their response to environmental change but movement knowledge is often highly uncertain. We now have well-established methods to integrate movement knowledge into conservation practice but still lack a framework to deal with uncertainty in movement knowledge for environmental decisions. We provide a framework that distinguishes two dimensions of species' movement that are heavily influenced by uncertainty: knowledge about movement and relevance of movement to environmental decisions. Management decisions can be informed by their position in this knowledge-relevance space. We then outline a framework to support decisions around (1) increasing understanding of the rel..

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Grants

Awarded by Minerva Center for Movement Ecology; Australian Research Council Discovery Project


Awarded by Science Foundation Ireland


Funding Acknowledgements

Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, Australian Research Council; Adclina and Massimo Della Pergola Chair of Life Sciences; Australian Government National Environmental Research Program Environmental Decisions Hub; Minerva Center for Movement Ecology; Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Grant/AwardNumber: DP110101480; Science Foundation Ireland, Grant/AwardNumber: 15/ERCD/2803