Conservation planning to zone protected areas under optimal landscape management for bird conservation

Yu Pin Lin, Chun Wei Huang, Tzung Su Ding, Yung Chieh Wang, Wei Te Hsiao, Neville D. Crossman, S. Lengyel, Wei Chi Lin, Dirk S. Schmeller

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Abstract

This study proposes a two-stage conservation planning approach. Firstly, the Land-Use Pattern Optimization-library is used to maximize the suitability of habitats for target species by optimizing configuration based on the current landscape. Secondly, the systematic conservation planning tool, Marxan is used to identify protected areas based on the estimated species distributions from the optimal landscape configuration. We compared our conservation plan for three target bird species from a highland farm with the conservation plan produced using Marxan alone. Our comparison showed the effectiveness of our approach by selecting a reserve network with higher habitat suitability, better connection, and smaller size after relatively minor landscape modification. The proposed approach advances previous reserve site selection algorithms by considering optimal landscape configuration and potential species distributions for a reserve network design. Our approach yields priority maps to guide the design of a reserve network as well as identify landscape management for conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-133
Number of pages13
JournalEnvironmental Modelling and Software
Volume60
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Bird species
  • Habitat suitability
  • Landscape
  • Marxan software
  • Spatial optimization
  • Systematic conservation planning

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  • Ecological Modelling
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Software

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Lin, Y. P., Huang, C. W., Ding, T. S., Wang, Y. C., Hsiao, W. T., Crossman, N. D., ... Schmeller, D. S. (2014). Conservation planning to zone protected areas under optimal landscape management for bird conservation. Environmental Modelling and Software, 60, 121-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.06.009

Conservation planning to zone protected areas under optimal landscape management for bird conservation. / Lin, Yu Pin; Huang, Chun Wei; Ding, Tzung Su; Wang, Yung Chieh; Hsiao, Wei Te; Crossman, Neville D.; Lengyel, S.; Lin, Wei Chi; Schmeller, Dirk S.

In: Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol. 60, 2014, p. 121-133.

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Lin, Yu Pin ; Huang, Chun Wei ; Ding, Tzung Su ; Wang, Yung Chieh ; Hsiao, Wei Te ; Crossman, Neville D. ; Lengyel, S. ; Lin, Wei Chi ; Schmeller, Dirk S. / Conservation planning to zone protected areas under optimal landscape management for bird conservation. In: Environmental Modelling and Software. 2014 ; Vol. 60. pp. 121-133.
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