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dc.contributor.authorHermoso Lopez, Virgilio
dc.contributor.authorLinke, S.
dc.contributor.authorPrenda, J.
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-24
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T21:37:35Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T21:37:35Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-09-15T07:05:46Z
dc.identifier.issn0018-8158
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-008-9653-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33018.1
dc.description.abstractThe Guadiana River basin's freshwater fish species richness, endemicity and threatened status (92% of native species are threatened) highlight the need for a large-scale study to identify priority areas for their conservation. One of the most common problems in conservation planning is the assessment of a site's relative value for the conservation of regional biodiversity. Here we used a two-tiered approach, which integrates an assessment of biodiversity loss and the evaluation of conservation value through site-specific measures. These measures based on the reference condition approach introduce the ability to make objective comparisons throughout the Guadiana River basin, thus avoiding a priori target areas. We identified a set of biodiversity priority areas of special conservation significance—which contain rare taxa as well as intact fish communities—because of their outstanding contribution to the basin's biodiversity. The inclusion of complete sub-basins in these priority areas might guarantee an optimal solution in terms of spatial aggregation and connectivity. However, the high spatial fragmentation to which the Guadiana River basin is submitted due to river regulation highlights the necessity of a systematic approach to evaluate the capability of the identified priority areas to maintain the Guadiana's freshwater fish biodiversity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom127
dc.relation.ispartofpageto140
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHydrobiologia
dc.relation.ispartofvolume623
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEarth Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode04
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.titleIdentifying priority sites for the conservation of freshwater fish biodiversity in a Mediterranean basin with a high degree of threatened endemics
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codec1x
gro.facultyFaculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLinke, Simon


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