A method for evaluating alternative landscape management scenarios in relation to the biodiversity conservation of habitats

Haddock-Fraser, J.E. and Tzanopoulos, Joseph and Mitchley, Jonathan and Fraser, R.W. (2007) A method for evaluating alternative landscape management scenarios in relation to the biodiversity conservation of habitats. Ecological Economics, 61 (2-3). pp. 277-283. ISSN 0921-8009. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.02.019

Abstract

A perennial issue for land use policy is the evaluation of landscape biodiversity and the associated cost effectiveness of any biodiversity conservation policy actions. Based on the CUA methodology as applied to species conservation, this paper develops a methodology for evaluating the impact on habitats of alternative landscape management scenarios. The method incorporates three dimensions of habitats, quantity change, quality change and relative scarcity, and is illustrated in relation to the alternative landscape management scenarios for the Scottish Highlands (Caimgorms) study area of the BioScene project. The results demonstrate the value of the method for evaluating biodiversity conservation policies through their impact on habitats.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: habitat conservation, policy evaluation, landscape management
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Joseph Tzanopoulos
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 22:03
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2013 14:43
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30031 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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