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Optimal conservation strategies for Mexican free-tailed bats: A population viability and ecosystem services approach

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Ruscena Wiederholt, Leona K Svancara, Wayne E Thogmartin, James E Diffendorfer, Kenneth J Bagstad, Paul Cryan, Darius J Semmens, Rodrigo Medellin, and Laura Lopez-Hoffman, 2014, Optimal conservation strategies for Mexican free-tailed bats: A population viability and ecosystem services approach: Biodiversity and Conservation.

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Conservation planning can be challenging due to the need to balance biological concerns about population viability with social concerns about the benefits biodiversity provide to society, often while operating under a limited budget. Methods and tools that help prioritize conservation actions are critical for the management of at-risk species. Here, we use a multiattribute utility function to assess the optimal maternity roosts to conserve for maintaining the population viability and the ecosystem services of a single species, the Mexican free-tailed bat.

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doi https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/term/528e9a2ce4b05d51c7038afe 10.1007/s10531-014-0790-7

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noteWiederholt, R., Svancara, C., McCracken, G., Thogmartin, W., Diffendorfer, J., Bagstad, K., Cryan, P., Russell, A., Semmens, D., Medellin, R., & Lopez-Hoffman, L. (2014). Optimal conservation strategies for Mexican free-tailed bats: A population viability and ecosystem services approach. Biodiversity and Conservation: 1-20. doi: 10.1007/s10531-014-0790-7.
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