1 <h5>Introduction</h5> Regional-scale conservation planning initiatives are becoming a standard process for strategically implementing a range of conservation actions. Quantitative spatial prioritisation techniques are increasingly applied by these initiatives to identify networks of candidate areas for implementation ( Margules and Pressey, 2000 ). These scientifically-defensible techniques evolved in response to the short-comings of an historically ad hoc approach to siting protected areas ( Pressey, 1994 ), and better ensure the woefully inadequate resources committed to conservation ( World Resources Institute, 1992 ) are allocated more efficiently and effectively ( Wilson et al., 2007 ). The peer-reviewed literature on spatial prioritisations has grown exponentially in recent years ( Pressey, 2002 ), to the extent that protected area selection is now considered a sub-discipline of conservation biology ( Pullin, 2002 ).</P>However, effective conservation planning is primarily a complex normative process comprising a suite of diverse but integrated activities ( Knight et al., 2006a ). The current single-minded focus by academic conservation planners upon spatial prioritisation techniques denies that, in practice, effective conservation planning is a social process informed by science, not a scientific process which engages society ( Theobald et al., 2000 ). The scientifically-defensible identification of areas for implementing
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera