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DOI 10.1007/s13280-017-0922-x
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Title (Primary) Incorporating threat in hotspots and coldspots of biodiversity and ecosystem services
Author Schröter, M.; Kraemer, R.; Ceauşu, S.; Rusch, G.M.
Source Titel Ambio
Year 2017
Department iDiv; ESS
Volume 46
Issue 7
Page From 756
Page To 768
Language englisch
Keywords Carbon sequestration; Carbon storage; Conservation management; Existence value; Recreation; Spatial priority setting
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Abstract Spatial prioritization could help target conservation actions directed to maintain both biodiversity and ecosystem services. We delineate hotspots and coldspots of two biodiversity conservation features and five regulating and cultural services by incorporating an indicator of ‘threat’, i.e. timber harvest profitability for forest areas in Telemark (Norway). We found hotspots, where high values of biodiversity, ecosystem services and threat coincide, ranging from 0.1 to 7.1% of the area, depending on varying threshold levels. Targeting of these areas for conservation follows reactive conservation approaches. In coldspots, high biodiversity and ecosystem service values coincide with low levels of threat, and cover 0.1–3.4% of the forest area. These areas might serve proactive conservation approaches at lower opportunity cost (foregone timber harvest profits). We conclude that a combination of indicators of biodiversity, ecosystem services and potential threat is an appropriate approach for spatial prioritization of proactive and reactive conservation strategies.
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Schröter, M., Kraemer, R., Ceauşu, S., Rusch, G.M. (2017):
Incorporating threat in hotspots and coldspots of biodiversity and ecosystem services
Ambio 46 (7), 756 - 768 10.1007/s13280-017-0922-x