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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|note||Wiederholt, 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.|
|journal||Biodiversity and Conservation|