|Title (Primary)||Ecologically differentiated rules of thumb for habitat network design - lessons from a formula|
|Journal||Biodiversity and Conservation|
The present paper addresses the following typical question of metapopulation management: "What habitat distribution is optimal for metapopulation persistence if a habitat network with a given number and configuration of patches is considered?". By utilizing a generic metapopulation model and performing a special model analysis, rules of thumb for optimum habitat distribution and a general 'Principle of Optimality' are derived. The whole study is based on the application of a formula for the mean lifetime of metapopulations derived in a previous study. Finally, some general conclusions are drawn concerning the potential of using PVA techniques for deriving tools for decision support for conservation management.
|Persistent UFZ Identifier||https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=4077|
|Frank, K. (2004):
Ecologically differentiated rules of thumb for habitat network design - lessons from a formula
Biodivers. Conserv. 13 (1), 189 - 206