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Achieving Conservation when Opportunity Costs Are High: Optimizing Reserve Design in Alberta’s Oil Sands RegionDownload
Using Alberta, Canada, as a case study we use a trade-off analysis to systematically explore the relationship between conservation targets and economic opportunity costs in the context of coarse-filter reserve design. We use the Marxan conservation planning software to generate reserve designs at...
Ecosystem distributions are expected to shift as a result of global warming, raising concerns about the long-term utility of reserve systems based on coarse-filter ecosystem representation. We tested the extent to which proportional ecosystem representation targets would be maintained under a...
Habitat protection has been identified as an important strategy for the conservation of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus). However, because of the economic opportunity costs associated with protection it is unlikely that all caribou ranges can be protected in their entirety. We used an...