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Analysis of the threshold and expected coverage approaches to the pobabilistic reserve site selection problemAuthor(s): Jeffrey L. Arthur; Robert G. Haight; Claire A. Montgomery; Stephen Polasky
Source: Environmental Modeling and Assessment. 7(2): 81-89.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionTwo approaches to formulating the reserve site selection problem when species occurrence data is probabilistic were solved for terrestrial vertebrates in a small set of potential reserve sites in Oregon. The expected coverage approach, which maximizes the sum of the occurrence probabilities, yielded solutions that covered more species on average in Monte Carlo simulations than the threshold approach, which maximizes the number of species for which the occurrence probability exceeds some threshold.
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CitationArthur, Jeffrey L.; Haight, Robert G.; Montgomery, Claire A.; Polasky, Stephen. 2002. Analysis of the threshold and expected coverage approaches to the pobabilistic reserve site selection problem. Environmental Modeling and Assessment. 7(2): 81-89.
Keywordsreserve site selection, incomplete information, species distributions
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