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Integrated cross-realm planning: A decision-makers' perspective

Alvarez-Romero, Jorge G., Adams, Vanessa M., Pressey, Robert L., Douglas, Michael M., Dale, Allan P., Auge, Amelie A., Ball, Derek, Childs, John, Digby, Mike, Dobbs, Rebecca, Gobius, Niilo, Hinchley, David, Lancaster, Ian, Maughan, Mirjam and Perdrisat, Ian (2015). Integrated cross-realm planning: A decision-makers' perspective. Biological Conservation,191:799-808.

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Title Integrated cross-realm planning: A decision-makers' perspective
Author Alvarez-Romero, Jorge G.
Adams, Vanessa M.
Pressey, Robert L.
Douglas, Michael M.
Dale, Allan P.
Auge, Amelie A.
Ball, Derek
Childs, John
Digby, Mike
Dobbs, Rebecca
Gobius, Niilo
Hinchley, David
Lancaster, Ian
Maughan, Mirjam
Perdrisat, Ian
Journal Name Biological Conservation
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 191
ISSN 0006-3207   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84937458296
Start Page 799
End Page 808
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Pursuing development and conservation goals often requires thinking and planning across terrestrial, freshwater and marine realms because many threats and social–ecological processes transcend realm boundaries. Consequently, effective conservation planning must consider the social and ecological links between realms and follow a cross-realm approach to allocate land/water uses and conservation actions to mitigate cross-realm threats and maintain cross-realm ecological processes. Cross-realm planning requires integrating multiple objectives for conservation and development, and assessing the potential co-benefits and trade-offs between them under alternative development scenarios. Despite progress in cross-realm planning theory, few fully-integrated and applied cross-realm plans exist. The gaps between research and implementation are not unique to cross-realm planning, but are accentuated by the complexity of spatial decision-making entailed. Based on a collaborative process including scientists, resource managers and policy-makers, we developed an operational framework for cross-realm planning based on up-to-date thinking in conservation science, but offering practical guidance to operationalise real-world planning. Our approach has a strong theoretical basis while addressing the visions and needs of decision-makers. We discuss the foundations and limitations of current approaches in cross-realm planning, describe key requirements to undertake this approach, and present a real-world application of our framework.
Keywords Integrated cross-realm planning
Integrated land-sea conservation planning
Cross-system threat
Cross-system ecological process
Multi-objective planning
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