Obstacles to gathering conservation evidence from the monitoring of nature reserves: a spatial solution?

Meakin, K and O'Connell, Mark (2017) Obstacles to gathering conservation evidence from the monitoring of nature reserves: a spatial solution? Ecological Informatics. ISSN 1574-9541 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper identifies a range of obstacles to gathering evidence from the monitoring of nature reserves that can subsequently be used to evaluate and guide future management. The key obstacles are: (1) monitoring is difficult to fund, (2) many conservation NGOs do not have a tradition of being science-led organisations, (3) dominance of descriptive and rapid assessment approaches to reserve monitoring, (4) lack of analytical capacity, and (5) linking data to outputs and outcomes. A spatial grid-mapping solution is proposed and described in a case study of heathland restoration.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nature reserves; Conservation evidence
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Mark O'Connell
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2017 16:13
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 06:10
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5085

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