Annelids, arthropods or molluscs are suiable as surrogate taxa for selecting conservation reserves in estuaries

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dc.contributor.author Shokri, Mohammad en_US
dc.contributor.author Gladstone, William en_US
dc.contributor.author Kepert, Andrew en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:19:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T06:19:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009002739 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Shokri Mohammad, Gladstone William, and Kepert Andrew 2009, 'Annelids, arthropods or molluscs are suiable as surrogate taxa for selecting conservation reserves in estuaries', Springer Netherlands, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 1117-1130. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0960-3115 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13217
dc.description.abstract The urgent need to conserve aquatic biodiversity and the lack of spatial data on biodiversity has motivated conservation planners and researchers to search for more readily obtainable information that could be used as proxies or surrogates. The surrogate taxon approach shows promise in some aquatic environments (e.g. intertidal) but not others (e.g. coral reefs, temperate rocky reefs). Estuaries are transitional environments at the land?sea junction with a unique biodiversity, but are the most threatened of aquatic environments because of high levels of human use. The comparatively small numbers of conservation reserves means that estuarine biodiversity is poorly protected. Selecting additional conservation reserves within estuaries would be facilitated by the identification of a suitable surrogate that could be used in conservation planning. In one estuary in Southeast Australia, we evaluated separately the effectiveness of annelids, arthropods, and molluscs as surrogates for predicting the species richness, abundance, assemblage variation, and summed irreplaceability of other species and for coincidentally representing other species in networks of conservation reserves selected for each surrogate. Spatial patterns in the species richness and assemblage variation (but not summed irreplaceability) of each surrogate were significantly correlated with the spatial patterns of other species. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer Netherlands en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-008-9474-5 en_US
dc.title Annelids, arthropods or molluscs are suiable as surrogate taxa for selecting conservation reserves in estuaries en_US
dc.parent Biodiversity and conservation en_US
dc.journal.volume 18 en_US
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1117 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1130 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 060200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000061516 en_US
dc.personcode 108858 en_US
dc.personcode 0000059708 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecology 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 Coarse-filter conservation - Cross-taxon congruence - Estuarine protected area - Irreplaceability - Reserve selection en_US
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