A test of the higher-taxon approach in the identification of candidate sites for marine reserves

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dc.contributor.author Gladstone, W
dc.contributor.author Alexander, T
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T08:02:01Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier.citation Biodiversity and Conservation, 2005, 14 (13), pp. 3151 - 3168
dc.identifier.issn 0960-3115
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14949
dc.description.abstract Alternatives to species-level identification have been advocated as one solution to the problem of selecting marine reserves with limited information on the distribution of marine biodiversity.This study evaluated the effects on selection of candidate sites for marine reserves from using the higher-taxon approach as a surrogate for species-level identification of intertidal molluscs and rocky reef fishes. These effects were evaluated by determining the percentage of species included in candidate reserves identified from genus-, family- and order-level data by a complementarity-based reserve selection algorithm, and by testing for correlations between the irreplaceability values of locations. Candidate reserves identified from genus- and family-level data of intertidal molluscs included a similar percentage of all species as the reserves identified from species-level data. Candidate reserves selected from genus- and family-level data of rocky reef fishes included, respectively, 3-7% and 14-23% fewer species than reserves selected from species-level data. When the reserve identification process was constrained by a practical planning limit (a maximum of 20% locations able to be reserved) the reserves selected from genus- and family-level data of intertidal molluscs, and genus-level data of rocky reef fishes, included a similar percentage of species as the reserves identified from species-level data. Irreplaceability values of locations for species, genera and families of intertidal molluscs were highly correlated, and irreplaceability values of locations for species and genera of rocky reef fishes were highly correlated. This study suggests that genus- and family-level data for intertidal molluscs, and genus-level data for rocky reef fishes, are suitable surrogates for species in the identification of candidate sites for marine reserves. © Springer 2005.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/s10531-004-0383-y
dc.title A test of the higher-taxon approach in the identification of candidate sites for marine reserves
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Biodiversity and Conservation
dc.journal.volume 13
dc.journal.volume 14
dc.journal.number 13 en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 3151 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 3168 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0502 Environmental Science and Management
dc.personcode 108858
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Biodiversity survey
dc.description.keywords Intertidal rocky shore
dc.description.keywords Irreplaceability
dc.description.keywords Marine protected area
dc.description.keywords Molluscs
dc.description.keywords Rocky reef fishes
dc.description.keywords Species richness
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc false
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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