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The effectiveness of landscape-scale conservation initiatives in Britain: what can we really assess?

The effectiveness of landscape-scale conservation initiatives in Britain: what can we really assess?
The effectiveness of landscape-scale conservation initiatives in Britain: what can we really assess?
Given the importance of large scale processes on the distributions and abundance of both biodiversity and ecosystem services – particularly in the face of climate change – there are growing calls for increasing the number of joined-up, ‘landscape-scale’ conservation initiatives. However, the evidence for the effectiveness of a ‘joined-up’ approach vs. single-site approaches, is largely lacking, perhaps reflecting how difficult it is to assess the environmental results of such initiatives in a robust way. We will investigate this by carrying out an inventory of the distribution of landscape scale initiatives (LSIs) in Britain (~1000 records) by mapping their percentage coverage at the 10 x 10 grid km square resolution. We will assess the distribution of LSIs against key variables and investigate whether larger LSIs are more effective than smaller ones, using such datasets as evaluations of the effectiveness of the LSIs carried out by managers as well as nationally consistent biodiversity datasets.
Clarke, Donna
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Macgregor, Nicholas
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Thompson, Andrew
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Hill, Christopher
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Osborne, Patrick
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Eigenbrod, Felix
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Clarke, Donna
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Macgregor, Nicholas
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Thompson, Andrew
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Hill, Christopher
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Osborne, Patrick
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Eigenbrod, Felix
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Clarke, Donna, Macgregor, Nicholas, Thompson, Andrew, Hill, Christopher, Osborne, Patrick and Eigenbrod, Felix (2011) The effectiveness of landscape-scale conservation initiatives in Britain: what can we really assess? Annual Conference of the International Association of Landscape Ecology (UK Chapter). 06 - 08 Sep 2011.

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Abstract

Given the importance of large scale processes on the distributions and abundance of both biodiversity and ecosystem services – particularly in the face of climate change – there are growing calls for increasing the number of joined-up, ‘landscape-scale’ conservation initiatives. However, the evidence for the effectiveness of a ‘joined-up’ approach vs. single-site approaches, is largely lacking, perhaps reflecting how difficult it is to assess the environmental results of such initiatives in a robust way. We will investigate this by carrying out an inventory of the distribution of landscape scale initiatives (LSIs) in Britain (~1000 records) by mapping their percentage coverage at the 10 x 10 grid km square resolution. We will assess the distribution of LSIs against key variables and investigate whether larger LSIs are more effective than smaller ones, using such datasets as evaluations of the effectiveness of the LSIs carried out by managers as well as nationally consistent biodiversity datasets.

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Published date: September 2011
Venue - Dates: Annual Conference of the International Association of Landscape Ecology (UK Chapter), 2011-09-06 - 2011-09-08

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Local EPrints ID: 424696
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424696
PURE UUID: 9f35bb36-b698-42c9-9c31-cd63eaa734d3
ORCID for Felix Eigenbrod: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8982-824X

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Last modified: 07 Jun 2019 00:32

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Author: Donna Clarke
Author: Nicholas Macgregor
Author: Andrew Thompson
Author: Patrick Osborne
Author: Felix Eigenbrod ORCID iD

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