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Title: Habitat modeling for biodiversity conservation.
Author: Marcot, Bruce G.
Source: In: Olson, Deanna H., editor. Northwestern Naturalist, Vol. 87(1): 56-65
Description: Habitat models address only 1 component of biodiversity but can be useful in addressing and managing single or multiple species and ecosystem functions, for projecting disturbance regimes, and in supporting decisions. I review categories and examples of habitat models, their utility for biodiversity conservation, and their roles in making conservation decisions. I suggest the use of influence diagrams in structuring causal webs and structural equation modeling to quantify relations, as a general framework for building models of habitat from which a known degree of inference can be made to biodiversity variables.
Keywords: biodiversity conservation, habitat modeling, indicators, surrogates, multi-species, influence diagrams, structural equation modeling
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Marcot, Bruce G. 2006. Habitat modeling for biodiversity conservation. In: Olson, Deanna H., editor. Northwestern Naturalist, Vol. 87(1): 56-65
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