Journal article

Quantifying the value of monitoring species in multi-species, multi-threat systems

Payal Bal, Ayesha IT Tulloch, Iadine Chades, Josie Carwardine, Eve McDonald-Madden, Jonathan R Rhodes

METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Making effective management decisions is challenging in multi-species, multi-threat systems because of uncertainty about the effects of different threats on different species. To inform management decisions, we often monitor species to detect spatial or temporal trends that can help us learn about threatening processes. However, which species to monitor and how to monitor to inform the management of threats can be difficult to determine. Value of information (VOI) analysis is an approach for quantifying the value of monitoring to inform management decisions. We developed a novel method that applies VOI analysis to quantify the benefits of different species monitoring strategies in multi-thre..

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