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dc.contributor.authorDecker, Emilia
dc.contributor.authorLinke, Simon
dc.contributor.authorHermoso, Virgilio
dc.contributor.authorGeist, Juergen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-24T01:45:05Z
dc.date.available2017-11-24T01:45:05Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2045-7758
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ece3.3353
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/353988
dc.description.abstractSystematic conservation planning has become a standard approach globally, but prioritization of conservation efforts hardly considers species traits in decision making. This can be important for species persistence and thus adequacy of the conservation plan. Here, we developed and validated a novel approach of incorporating trophic information into a systematic conservation planning framework. We demonstrate the benefits of this approach using fish data from Europe's second largest river, the Danube. Our results show that adding trophic information leads to a different spatial configuration of priority areas at no additional cost. This can enhance identification of priority refugia for species in the lower position of the trophic web while simultaneously identifying areas that represent a more diverse species pool. Our methodological approach to incorporating species traits into systematic conservation planning is generally applicable, irrespective of realm, geographical area, and species composition and can potentially lead to more adequate conservation plans.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley Online
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom8273
dc.relation.ispartofpageto8281
dc.relation.ispartofissue20
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcology and Evolution
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEvolutionary Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0603
dc.titleIncorporating ecological functions in conservation decision making
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.description.versionVersion of Record (VoR)
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Australian Rivers Institute
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2017. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorLinke, Simon
gro.griffith.authorHermoso, Virgilio
gro.griffith.authorDecker, Emilia


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