Quantifying the benefits of different types of protection for freshwater biodiversity. Eren Turak,Simon Ferrier, Michael Drielsma, Glenn Manion, Tom Barrett, Edwina Mesley Janet Stein,Gavin Doyle and Geoff Gordon. FPAs and the conservation of freshwater biodiversity.
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Eren Turak,Simon Ferrier, Michael Drielsma, Glenn Manion, Tom Barrett, Edwina Mesley Janet Stein,Gavin Doyle and Geoff Gordon
Peterson G.D., Cumming G.S., Carpenter S.R. 2002. Scenario planning: a tool for conservation in an uncertain world. Conservation Biology, Pages 358-366.
Current local disturbance uncontrollability
Future local disturbance
Statistical model for predicting river biodiversity at any location
Future cumulative disturbance
Biodiversity (river sites)
Ecological river type maps
River type evaluation
River type similarity matrices
Relating biodiversity measures (AUSRIVAS O/E values) to disturbance*
Adjusted r2= 0.745
*Stein, J.L, Stein J.A., Nix, H.A. 2002 Spatial analysis of anthropogenic river disturbance at regional and continental scales: identifying the wild rivers of Australia Landscape and Urban Planning, 60, 1-25.
Predicted river condition uncontrollability
Current AUSRIVAS O/E values as the proportion of the predicted pristine condition
If factor value ≤ 0.2 then it was adjusted to 0.
If factor value > 0.2 then 0.1 was subtracted from factor value
Catchment protection priority 172 classes)
Catchment restoration priority 172 classes)
River section conservation priority 172 classes)
Alternative scenarios for selecting 25,000 ha of cleared land for revegetation
Terrestrial: Based on priority map for terrestrial biodiversity. BAU: Business as usual (based on existing investment patterns). River: Based on priority map for terrestrial biodiversity
Abell, R., Allan, J. D. & Lehner, B. (2007) Unlocking the potential of protected areas for freshwaters. Biological Conservation,134, 48-63.