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Title (Primary) Systematically designating conservation areas for protecting habitat quality and multiple ecosystem services
Author Lin, Y.-P.; Lin, W.-C.; Wang, Y.-C.; Lien, W.-Y.; Huang, T.; Hsu, C.C.; Schmeller, D.S.; Crossman, N.D.;
Journal Environmental Modelling & Software
Year 2017
Department NSF;
Volume 90
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
Keywords Simulation model; Systematic conservation planning; Spatial autocorrelation; Connectivity; Habitat quality; Zonation; InVEST; Ecosystem services
UFZ wide themes RU1
Abstract Habitat quality and ecosystem supply are important factors when identifying conservation areas. Traditionally, conservation planning approaches focus solely on habitat. In this study we calculated habitat quality and five other ecosystem service values through the Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) and also identified hotspots for each ecosystem service value through the Local Indicator of Spatial Association (LISA). Conservation areas that protect habitat quality and ecosystem services were simulated using the Zonation software with three scenarios of ecosystem service distribution. Four Boundary Length Penalties were also tested in terms of how well they produce suitable reserve sites. Finally, we developed the LISA-Zonation program which performs systematic conservation planning based on InVEST outputs. The ecosystem services hotspots represent spatial autocorrelations among neighboring cells and ecosystem service values, yielding conservation strategies which balance ecosystem service values with spatial connectivity. Our novel approach finds spatial autocorrelation of ecosystem services to identify conservation areas that provide potential benefits to people.
ID 18500
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=18500
Lin, Y.-P., Lin, W.-C., Wang, Y.-C., Lien, W.-Y., Huang, T., Hsu, C.C., Schmeller, D.S., Crossman, N.D. (2017):
Systematically designating conservation areas for protecting habitat quality and multiple ecosystem services
Environ. Modell. Softw. 90 , 126 - 146