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Spatial nestedness of conservation priorities

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Title
Spatial nestedness of conservation priorities
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2016-05-10
Date Record Modified
2016-12-13
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2015-11-11 to 2015-11-12
Time Period
21st Century
Geospatial Location
  • Fiji
  • Micronesia
Description
Descriptions
  1. Full: This dataset contains information on the degree to which fine-resolution priorities (determined with small planning units) were spatially nested within all coarse-resolution priorities (determined with large planning units). All coarse-resolution priorities were evaluated against two test scenarios, of the highest resolutions possible. Coarse-scenario and test ("best") scenario codes reflect those used in publication to which these datasets relate. SF is an abbreviation for selection frequency; high-priority areas were defined at two levels. Percentage values represent the percentage small high-priority planning units from each of the test scenarios that overlapped with high-priority large planning units from the ten coarse scenarios that were tested.
  2. Note: There are several datasets associated with the study described in the related publication. The study quantifies the individual and interacting effects of three factors - planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitat maps, and spatial variability of socioeconomic costs - on spatial priorities for conservation, by creating 20 unique prioritisation scenarios involving different levels of each factor. Prioritisations were run using the reserve selection tool Marxan. Because output data from these scenarios are analogous to ecological data, ecological statistics were applied to determine spatial similarities between reserve designs. The other datasets for this study can be found at the Related Data links below.
  3. Note: This dataset is available as a comma-separated values (.csv) file.
  4. Note: Coral-reef habitats in Fiji and Micronesia (consisting of the Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Palau, Guam, and the Federated States of Micronesia) were used as case studies. Although analyses are grounded in real data, they are demonstration exercises and not intended to inform real-world conservation action in the study regions.
Related Publications
  1. Cheok, Jessica, Pressey, Robert L., Weeks, Rebecca, Andrefouet, Serge and Moloney, James (2016) Sympathy for the devil: detailing the effects of planning-unit size, thematic resolution of reef classes, and socioeconomic costs on spatial priorities for marine conservation. PLoS ONE, 11(11): e0164869
    Open Access
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Related Data
  1. Derived from: >> Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (2005). Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project. Validated maps.
    • ID: http://coreus.ird.nc/index.php/accueil/ressources/donnees/millenium-coral-reef-mapping-project/ (EXTERNAL)
    • Publish to RDA: This related object (and relationship) is NOT being published to RDA.
  2. Has association with: >> Spatial prioritisation outputs in systematic conservation planning reflecting differences in spatial priorities based on changes in planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic costs
    • ID: f9314a23f787c42ed8b687d3932a1c55
  3. Has association with: >> Dissimilarity matrices between Marxan solutions produced from different levels of planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic cost data
    • ID: b924f38b3f53fe936177d56d73d3ab1c
  4. Has association with: >> Incidental achievement of fine-resolution objectives by coarse-resolution priorities
    • ID: e6edf0c980c72878dcceae4eda960983
  5. Has association with: >> Spatial prioritisation outputs in systematic conservation planning: data on total reserve extents and costs based on different levels of planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic cost data
    • ID: 99b726a40fc493ad103e34f3c575293d
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People
Creators
  1. Owned by: Ms Jessica Miao Jin Cheok , jessica.cheok@my.jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Primary Contact
Ms Jessica Miao Jin Cheok, jessica.cheok@my.jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Prof Robert Pressey , bob.pressey@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
  1. Serge Andréfouët, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Laboratoire d'Excellence
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  2. 050205 - Environmental Management (050205)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960507 - Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  2. 960701 - Coastal and Marine Management Policy (960701)
Keywords
  1. systematic conservation planning
  2. spatial nestedness
  3. Marxan
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Rights
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License
CC BY: Attribution 3.0 AU
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Stored At
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Citation
Cite:
Cheok, J. (2016). Spatial nestedness of conservation priorities . James Cook University. [Data Files] http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/579AB6F042DD7
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/579AB6F042DD7