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Habitat modeling for biodiversity conservation.Author(s): Bruce G. Marcot
Source: In: Olson, Deanna H., editor. Northwestern Naturalist, Vol. 87(1): 56-65
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionHabitat models address only 1 component of biodiversity but can be useful in addressing and managing single or multiple species and ecosystem functions, for projecting disturbance regimes, and in supporting decisions. I review categories and examples of habitat models, their utility for biodiversity conservation, and their roles in making conservation decisions. I suggest the use of influence diagrams in structuring causal webs and structural equation modeling to quantify relations, as a general framework for building models of habitat from which a known degree of inference can be made to biodiversity variables.
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CitationMarcot, Bruce G. 2006. Habitat modeling for biodiversity conservation. In: Olson, Deanna H., editor. Northwestern Naturalist, Vol. 87(1): 56-65
Keywordsbiodiversity conservation, habitat modeling, indicators, surrogates, multi-species, influence diagrams, structural equation modeling
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