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Prescribing Habitat Layouts: Analysis of Optimal Placement for Landscape Planning

  • Curtis H. Flather
  • Michael Bevers
  • John Hof

Abstract

Physical restructuring of landscapes by humans is a prominent stress on ecological systems (Rapport et al. 1985). Landscape restructuring occurs primarily through land-use conversions or alteration of native habitats through natural resource management. A common faunal response to such land-use intensification is an increased dominance of opportunistic species leading to an overall erosion of biological diversity (Urban et al. 1987). Slowing the loss of biodiversity in managed systems will require interdisciplinary planning efforts that meld analysis approaches from several fields, including landscape ecology, conservation biology, and management science.

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Conservation Planning Landscape Planning Habitat Amount Reserve Design Spatial Optimization 
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  • Michael Bevers
  • John Hof

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