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Restoring Native Vegetation in an Agricultural Landscape: Spatial Optimization for Woodland Birds

Restoring Native Vegetation in an Agricultural Landscape: Spatial Optimization for Woodland Birds ABSTRACT: In heavily cleared agricultural landscapes, decline of biodiversity could be prevented by restoring native habitat. In this paper, we develop a spatially explicit bioeconomic model that optimizes ecological restoration of habitat for woodland-dependent birds in the Australian state of Victoria. Spatial optimization identifies strategies that would generate substantially greater environmental benefits than are likely to be achieved in current programs. Greater biodiversity outcomes can be expected where restoration is optimized across multiple species rather than just individual species, and if the program does not require an even distribution of restoration effort among farmers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Land Economics University of Wisconsin Press

Restoring Native Vegetation in an Agricultural Landscape: Spatial Optimization for Woodland Birds

Land Economics , Volume 91 (2) – Apr 13, 2015

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: In heavily cleared agricultural landscapes, decline of biodiversity could be prevented by restoring native habitat. In this paper, we develop a spatially explicit bioeconomic model that optimizes ecological restoration of habitat for woodland-dependent birds in the Australian state of Victoria. Spatial optimization identifies strategies that would generate substantially greater environmental benefits than are likely to be achieved in current programs. Greater biodiversity outcomes can be expected where restoration is optimized across multiple species rather than just individual species, and if the program does not require an even distribution of restoration effort among farmers.

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Land EconomicsUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Apr 13, 2015

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