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dc.contributor.authorKitching, Roger
dc.contributor.authorAshton, Louise
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:09:16Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:09:16Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-05-27T22:27:10Z
dc.identifier.issn10382097
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/59496
dc.description.abstractThe idea of "indicator species" is a relatively old one with a huge associated literature. The idea that the existence or health of a single species somehow captures the state of an entire ecosystem, though, remains a challenge to those who, like us, study entire assemblages of invertebrates. This challenge is especially marked when the ecosystems of choice are rainforests. Nevertheless there remains a need for a measure of diversity somewhere between the single species and the entire assemblage, which, for invertebrates in rainforests, may add up to many hundreds of species. This need led one of us (RK), in the nineteen nineties, to formulate the idea of a 'predictor set': that is, a statistically defined set of species, from within a much larger assemblage, whose spatial or temporal distribution captures the patterns characteristic of the entire assemblage. This essay will trace the origin and development of this idea and present some current applications and future research questions. Of course, the use of single charismatic species as "flagship" or "umbrella" species is undoubtedly of conservation value and remains unchallenged. Key words: Predictor set, indicator species, flagship species, rainforest, moths
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSurrey Beatty and Sons
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://pcb.murdoch.edu.au/toc/pcb_contents_v19.html#issue3_4
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom418
dc.relation.ispartofpageto426
dc.relation.ispartofissue3/4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPacific Conservation Biology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTerrestrial Ecology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Monitoring
dc.subject.fieldofresearchConservation and Biodiversity
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060208
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050206
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode07
dc.titlePredictor sets and biodiversity assessment: The evolution and application of an idea
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
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gro.griffith.authorKitching, Roger L.
gro.griffith.authorAshton, Louise A.


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