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    Author(s): John Hof; Carolyn Hull SiegMichael Bevers
    Date: 1999
    Source: Ecological Modelling. 115(1): 61-75.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    This paper investigates an optimization approach to determining the placement and timing of habitat protection for the western prairie fringed orchid. This plant’s population dynamics are complex, creating a challenging optimization problem. The sensitivity of the orchid to random climate conditions is handled probabilistically. The plant’s seed, protocorm and above-ground stages are all accounted for in a case example from the Sheyenne National Grassland in North Dakota. Sensitivity of the case example model to dispersal assumptions and climate condition probabilities is demonstrated.

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    Hof, John; Sieg, Carolyn Hull; Bevers, Michael. 1999. Spatial and temporal optimization in habitat placement for a threatened plant: the case of the western prairie fringed orchid. Ecological Modelling. 115(1): 61-75.

    Keywords

    Platanthera praeclara, landscape structure, linear programming, spatial patterns, wetland plants

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