Selecting biological reserves cost-effectively: An application to terrestrial vertebrate conservation in oregon

Stephen Polasky, Jeffrey D. Camm, Brian Garber-Yonts

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Abstract

Concerns that the loss of habitat have greatly increased species extinction rates has led to calls for establishing biological reserves to preserve key habitat. In this paper, we study reserve site selection for terrestrial vertebrates in Oregon using data on species ranges and land values. We find cost-effective strategies that represent a maximum number of species for a given consei'vation budget. By varying the budget, we find the cost of obtaining various levels of representation. In general, effective conservation decision-making requires integrated analysis of both biological and economic data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpatial Aspects of Environmental Policy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages171-182
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351148689
ISBN (Print)9780815397175
StatePublished - Jan 22 2019

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