Concepts and principles of spatial fragmentation planning

29.2.2012 Atte Moilanen

  1. What is systematic conservation planning? Summarize it's main steps. (6p)
    • What are scoring and complementarity-based approaches to spatial conservation? What is the main difference between these approaches? (3p)
    • What are “representation in reserves” and “retention”? What are their main characteristics as planning strategies? (3p)
    • What is reserve selection, what is it used for? (3p)
  2. Summarize alternative approaches to systematic habitat restoration. (6p)
  3. Assume you are given a task of doing spatial conservation planning for an area that is likely to be impacted by climate change. Summarize major uncertainties about factors that could influence the distributions of biodiversity features and conservation decision making. (6p)