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Role of multi-tenure reserve networks in improving reserve design and connectivity

Fitzsimons, James A. and Wescott, Geoff 2008, Role of multi-tenure reserve networks in improving reserve design and connectivity, Landscape and urban planning, vol. 85, no. 3-4, pp. 163-173, doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2007.11.001.

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Title Role of multi-tenure reserve networks in improving reserve design and connectivity
Author(s) Fitzsimons, James A.ORCID iD for Fitzsimons, James A. orcid.org/0000-0003-4277-8040
Wescott, GeoffORCID iD for Wescott, Geoff orcid.org/0000-0002-9392-3319
Journal name Landscape and urban planning
Volume number 85
Issue number 3-4
Start page 163
End page 173
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier B. V.
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2008-04-30
ISSN 0169-2046
1872-6062
Keyword(s) biosphere reserves
conservation management networks
protected areas
private land
connectivity
Summary Multi-tenure reserve networks aim to connect areas managed for biodiversity conservation across public and private land. This paper seeks to determine to what extent multi-tenure reserve networks improve the reserve design and connectivity of the public protected area estate, using three networks in southeastern Australia as case studies. Network configuration varied considerably and those networks with generally larger parcels tended to be better connected. On average, public land components were larger than private land components in all networks. Two networks had 18 components physically adjoining other network components while another had only 6 components adjoining. Importantly for two of the networks, the average distance between the nearest neighbouring component was significantly less than average distances between public protected areas in the subregion. Thus these multi-tenure reserve networks acted to enhance the existing public protected area estate by increasing the potential linkages in the landscape and therefore the viability of individual public protected areas.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2007.11.001
Field of Research 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Elsevier B.V.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017315

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