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Synoptic Assessment of Wetland Function: A Planning Tool for Protection of Wetland Species Biodiversity




This paper presents an assessment method for prioritizing sub-basins potentially critical for supporting wetland species biodiversity. Sub-basins are prioritized based on the projected increase in the risk of wetland species extirpation that would be avoided by applying a unit of regulatory protection effort within a sub-basin. It is suggested that incorporation of these results into management strategies should allow managers to cast their local decisions in the context of regional scale maintenance of wetland species biodiversity, increasing ecological benefits for a given protection effort. A subscription is required for access to the article.

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