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Analysis of trade-offs between biodiversity, carbon farming and agricultural development in northern Australia reveals the benefits of strategic planning

Morán-Ordóñez, Alejandra, Whitehead, Amy L., Luck, Gary W., Cook, Garry D., Maggini, Ramona, Fitzsimons, James and Wintle, Brendan A. 2017, Analysis of trade-offs between biodiversity, carbon farming and agricultural development in northern Australia reveals the benefits of strategic planning, Conservation letters, vol. 10, no. 1, January-February, pp. 94-104, doi: 10.1111/conl.12255.

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Title Analysis of trade-offs between biodiversity, carbon farming and agricultural development in northern Australia reveals the benefits of strategic planning
Author(s) Morán-Ordóñez, Alejandra
Whitehead, Amy L.
Luck, Gary W.
Cook, Garry D.
Maggini, Ramona
Fitzsimons, JamesORCID iD for Fitzsimons, James orcid.org/0000-0003-4277-8040
Wintle, Brendan A.
Journal name Conservation letters
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Season January-February
Start page 94
End page 104
Total pages 11
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2017-01
ISSN 1755-263X
1755-263X
Keyword(s) Biodiversity conservation;
carbon storage;
conservation planning;
economic development;
intensive agriculture;
Summary Australia's northern savannas are one of the few remaining large and mostly intact natural areas on Earth. However, their biodiversity and ecosystem values could be threatened if proposed agricultural development proceeds. Through land-use change scenarios, we explored trade-offs and synergies among biodiversity conservation, carbon farming and agriculture production in northern Australia. We found that if all suitable soils were converted to agriculture, habitat at unique recorded locations of three species would disappear and 40 species and vegetation communities could lose more than 50% of their current distributions. Yet, strategically considering agriculture and biodiversity outcomes leads to zoning options that could yield >56,000 km2 of agricultural development with a significantly lower impact on biodiversity values and carbon farming. Our analysis provides a template for policy-makers and planners to identify areas of conflict between competing land-uses, places to protect in advance of impacts, and planning options that balance agricultural and conservation needs.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/conl.12255
Field of Research 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
050205 Environmental Management
070102 Agricultural Land Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Wiley- Blackwell
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