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Integrating multidirectional connectivity requirements in systematic conservation planning for freshwater systems

TitleIntegrating multidirectional connectivity requirements in systematic conservation planning for freshwater systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHermoso, V, Kennard, MJ, Linke, S
JournalDiversity and Distributions
Volume18
Start Page448
Issue5
Pagination448-458
Date Published05/2012
ISSN1472-4642
KeywordsAdequacy, conservation biogeography, intercatchment, longitudinal, MARXAN, movement, surrogates, wetland.
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00879.x/abstract
DOI10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00879.x