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Minimizing opportunity costs to aquatic connectivity restoration while controlling an invasive species

Milt, A., Diebel, M., Doran, P., Ferris, M., Herbert, M., Khoury, M., Moody, A., Neeson, T., Ross, J., Treska, T., and others. (2018) Minimizing opportunity costs to aquatic connectivity restoration while controlling an invasive species. Conservation Biology, 32 (4). pp. 894-904. ISSN 0888-8892. (doi:10.1111/cobi.13105) (KAR id:66307)

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Controlling invasive species is critical for conservation but can have unintended consequences for native species and divert resources away from other efforts. This dilemma occurs on a grand scale in the North American Great Lakes, where dams and culverts block tributary habitat access for desirable fish species and are also a lynchpin of long-standing efforts to limit ecological damage inflicted by invasive, parasitic sea lamprey. Habitat restoration and sea lamprey control create conflicting goals for managing aging infrastructure. Here, we use optimization to minimize opportunity costs to habitat gains for 37 desirable migratory

Such tradeoff analyses are essential for expanded efforts in the conservation community to restore connectivity within fragmented rivers without unleashing invaders.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/cobi.13105
Uncontrolled keywords: culverts, dams, invasive species control, spatial conservation planning, optimization, sea lamprey, spawning habitat
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Jesse O'Hanley
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 13:19 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 07:55 UTC
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