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The Precision Problem in Conservation and Restoration

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, November 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (57th percentile)

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1 policy source
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24 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
The Precision Problem in Conservation and Restoration
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, November 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2016.08.001
Pubmed ID
Authors

J. Kevin Hiers, Stephen T. Jackson, Richard J. Hobbs, Emily S. Bernhardt, Leonie E. Valentine

Abstract

Within the varied contexts of environmental policy, conservation of imperilled species populations, and restoration of damaged habitats, an emphasis on idealized optimal conditions has led to increasingly specific targets for management. Overly-precise conservation targets can reduce habitat variability at multiple scales, with unintended consequences for future ecological resilience. We describe this dilemma in the context of endangered species management, stream restoration, and climate-change adaptation. Inappropriate application of conservation targets can be expensive, with marginal conservation benefit. Reduced habitat variability can limit options for managers trying to balance competing objectives with limited resources. Conservation policies should embrace habitat variability, expand decision-space appropriately, and support adaptation to local circumstances to increase ecological resilience in a rapidly changing world.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Finland 2 1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Unknown 128 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 29 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 21%
Student > Master 23 17%
Unspecified 14 10%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Other 30 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 54 40%
Environmental Science 43 32%
Unspecified 24 18%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 4%
Engineering 3 2%
Other 5 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 February 2019.
All research outputs
#938,229
of 13,385,708 outputs
Outputs from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#653
of 2,246 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#27,790
of 263,651 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#17
of 40 outputs
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