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Landscape Assessment of the Degree of Protection of Alaska's Terrestrial Biodiversity; Evaluación de Paisaje en el Grado de Protección de la Biodiversidad Territorial de Alaska

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1999

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Duffy, David Cameron, Boggs, Keith, Hagenstein, Randall H., Lipkin, Robert, and Michaelson, Julie A., 1999, Landscape Assessment of the Degree of Protection of Alaska's Terrestrial Biodiversity; Evaluación de Paisaje en el Grado de Protección de la Biodiversidad Territorial de Alaska: Conservation Biology, v. 13, no. 6, p. 1332-1343.

Summary

Abstract: We assessed the degree to which Alaskan lands reflect the state's biodiversity by dividing the entire state into four categories of land protection ranging from highly protected to minimally protected in terms of potential for future development. We then compared the percentage of each ecoregion and plant-cover type in each land protection class. We assumed that 12% protection represents an acceptable minimum and examined the percentage of site records of rare plants in protected and unprotected areas. Of 28 ecoregions in Alaska, 15 (63.4%) have <12% of their area in highly protected areas. Similarly, 11 of 21 vegetation-cover types (43.7%) have <12% protection. For 32 rare vascular plants, an average of 27% of records occur [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1046/j.1523-1739.1999.98063.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1523-1739

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