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dc.contributor.authorHermoso, Virgilio
dc.contributor.authorKennard, Mark J
dc.contributor.authorLinke, Simon
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:30:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2013-07-31T00:21:20Z
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0059662
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/52567
dc.description.abstractWhen identifying conservation priorities, the accuracy of conservation assessments is constrained by the quality of data available. Despite previous efforts exploring how to deal with imperfect datasets, little is known about how data uncertainty translates into errors in conservation planning outcomes. Here, we evaluate the magnitude of commission and omission error, effectiveness and efficiency of conservation planning outcomes derived from three datasets with increasing data quality. We demonstrate that investing in data acquisition might not always be the best strategy as the magnitude of errors introduced by new sites/species can exceed the benefits gained. There was a trade-off between effectiveness and efficiency due to poorly sampled rare species. Given that data acquisition is limited by the high cost and time required, we recommend focusing on improving the quality of data for those species with the highest level of uncertainty (rare species) when acquiring new data.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPL o S One
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome59662-1
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoe59662-9
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPLOS One
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchConservation and Biodiversity
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050202
dc.titleData acquisition for conservation assessments: is the effort worth it?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://www.plos.org/journals/license.html
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Hermoso et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CCAL. (http://www.plos.org/journals/license.html)
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorKennard, Mark J.
gro.griffith.authorLinke, Simon
gro.griffith.authorHermoso, Virgilio


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