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Defining Conservation Priorities Using Fragmentation Forecasts

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dc.contributor.author Wear, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Pye, John en_US
dc.contributor.author Riitters, Kurt en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:52:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:52:41Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-22 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-22 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2689
dc.description.abstract "Methods are developed for forecasting the effects of population and economic growth on the distribution of interior forest habitat. An application to the southeastern United States shows that models provide significant explanatory power with regard to the observed distribution of interior forest. Estimates for economic and biophysical variables are significant and consistent with theory. Forecasts of interior forest based on the population and economic growth projected for the region are displayed by ecological section and province and by metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Loss of interior forests is expected to be especially high in certain ecological sections, including the southern Appalachian Piedmont in North and South Carolina, the Gulf prairies and marshes in Texas, and the Florida coastal lowlands. Sixty-six percent of loss of interior forests will be in urban counties, which highlights the conservation importance of the urbanizing fringe of several cities. Among the ten MSAs that will lose the most interior forest, seven are found in Florida. These forecasts provide a mechanism for assigning priorities and targeting areas for more detailed study and for conservation efforts." en_US
dc.subject fragmentation en_US
dc.subject forests en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject population growth en_US
dc.subject economic growth en_US
dc.title Defining Conservation Priorities Using Fragmentation Forecasts en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 9 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 5 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth January en_US

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