Using threat maps for cost-effective prioritization of actions to conserve coastal habitats

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Authors Sylvaine Giakoumi, Christopher J. Brown, Stelios Katsanevakis, Megan I. Saunders, Hugh P. Possingham
Journal/Conference Name Marine Policy
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Paper Abstract • We present a framework for seagrass conservation linking threats, actions, and cost. • The framework allowed selecting the most cost-effective actions to abate threats. • Establishing reefs was the most cost-effective action for 65% seagrass conservation. • Action prioritization based on habitat or threat maps alone was less cost-effective. • Novel methods are needed to reliably measure threats’ impacts and actions’ benefits.
Date of publication 2015
Code Programming Language R
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