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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...
In this report I consider the question of how to select sites that will serve as conservation offsets, drawing on recent research into optimized resource allocation. My recommendations are most applicable to an offset program based on the conservation banking approach applied at regional scale...
Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity Under a Changing Climate: A Review and Analysis of Adaptation MeasuresDownload
As a province and a nation we have committed to conserving our native biodiversity. In this discussion paper I examine this goal through the lens of climate change. The intent is to draw attention to issues that need to be addressed and to illustrate options for adapting our current system of...
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...
De Vos, G., Epstein, M., Cumming, A., Ban, Duan., Biggs, Harry C., Maciejewski, R., Biggs, David H. M., Etienne, K., Graeme S., Moore, M. N., Schoonapproach, M., Mathevet, C. A., Allen, Natalie C., Cumming, Craig R.
Protected areas (PAs) remain central to the conservation of biodiversity. Classical PAs were conceived as areas that would be set aside to maintain a natural state with minimal human influence. However, global environmental change and growing cross-scale anthropogenic influences mean that PAs can...