Journal article

Does more mean less? The value of information for conservation planning under sea level rise

Rebecca K Runting, Kerrie A Wilson, Jonathan R Rhodes

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

Many studies have explored the benefits of adopting more sophisticated modelling techniques or spatial data in terms of our ability to accurately predict ecosystem responses to global change. However, we currently know little about whether the improved predictions will actually lead to better conservation outcomes once the costs of gaining improved models or data are accounted for. This severely limits our ability to make strategic decisions for adaptation to global pressures, particularly in landscapes subject to dynamic change such as the coastal zone. In such landscapes, the global phenomenon of sea level rise is a critical consideration for preserving biodiversity. Here, we address this ..

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