|Title||Integrating multidirectional connectivity requirements in systematic conservation planning for freshwater systems|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Hermoso, V, Kennard, MJ, Linke, S|
|Journal||Diversity and Distributions|
|Keywords||Adequacy, conservation biogeography, intercatchment, longitudinal, MARXAN, movement, surrogates, wetland.|
Recent efforts to apply the principles of systematic conservation planning to freshwater ecosystems have focused on the special connected nature of these systems as a way to ensure adequacy (long-term maintenance of biodiversity). Connectivity is important in maintaining biodiversity and key ecological processes in freshwater environments and is of special relevance for conservation planning in these systems. However, freshwater conservation planning has focused on longitudinal connectivity requirements within riverine ecosystems, while other habitats, such as floodplain wetlands or lakes and connections among them, have been overlooked. Here, we address this gap by incorporating a new component of connectivity in addition to the traditional longitudinal measure.
Integrating multidirectional connectivity requirements in systematic conservation planning for freshwater systems