A practical guide to the application of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems criteria

Rodríguez, Jon Paul, Keith, David A., Rodríguez-Clark, Kathryn M., Murray, Nicholas J., Nicholson, Emily, Regan, Tracey J., Miller, Rebecca M., Barrow, Edmund G., Bland, Lucie M., Boe, Kaia, Brooks, Thomas M., Oliveira-Miranda, Maria A., Spalding, Mark and Wit, Piet 2015, A practical guide to the application of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems criteria, Philosophical transactions b, vol. 370, no. 1662, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0003.

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Title A practical guide to the application of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems criteria
Author(s) Rodríguez, Jon Paul
Keith, David A.
Rodríguez-Clark, Kathryn M.
Murray, Nicholas J.
Nicholson, EmilyORCID iD for Nicholson, Emily orcid.org/0000-0003-2199-3446
Regan, Tracey J.
Miller, Rebecca M.
Barrow, Edmund G.
Bland, Lucie M.
Boe, Kaia
Brooks, Thomas M.
Oliveira-Miranda, Maria A.
Spalding, Mark
Wit, Piet
Journal name Philosophical transactions b
Volume number 370
Issue number 1662
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Royal Society Publishing
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-02-19
ISSN 1471-2970
Keyword(s) IUCN Red List of Ecosystems
ecosystem conservation
ecosystem risk assessment
ecosystem types
risk of collapse
threatened ecosystems
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
Summary The newly developed IUCN Red List of Ecosystems is part of a growing toolbox for assessing risks to biodiversity, which addresses ecosystems and their functioning. The Red List of Ecosystems standard allows systematic assessment of all freshwater, marine, terrestrial and subterranean ecosystem types in terms of their global risk of collapse. In addition, the Red List of Ecosystems categories and criteria provide a technical base for assessments of ecosystem status at the regional, national, or subnational level. While the Red List of Ecosystems criteria were designed to be widely applicable by scientists and practitioners, guidelines are needed to ensure they are implemented in a standardized manner to reduce epistemic uncertainties and allow robust comparisons among ecosystems and over time. We review the intended application of the Red List of Ecosystems assessment process, summarize 'best-practice' methods for ecosystem assessments and outline approaches to ensure operational rigour of assessments. The Red List of Ecosystems will inform priority setting for ecosystem types worldwide, and strengthen capacity to report on progress towards the Aichi Targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity. When integrated with other IUCN knowledge products, such as the World Database of Protected Areas/Protected Planet, Key Biodiversity Areas and the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the Red List of Ecosystems will contribute to providing the most complete global measure of the status of biodiversity yet achieved.
Language eng
DOI 10.1098/rstb.2014.0003
Field of Research 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology)
Socio Economic Objective 960805 Flora
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Royal Society Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073629

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