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Low ecological representation in the protected area network of China
Xu, Haigen; Cao, Mingchang; Wang, Zhi; Wu, Yi; Cao, Yun; Wu, Jun; Le, Zhifang; Cui, Peng; Ding, Hui; Xu, Wanggu; Peng, Hua; Jiang, Jianping; Wu, Yuhu; Jiang, Xuelong; Zhang, Zhiyun; Rao, Dingqi; Li, Jianqiang; Lei, Fumin; Xia, Nianhe; Han, Lianxian; Cao, Wei; Wu, Jiayu; Xia, Xin; Li, Yimin
2018
Source PublicationECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
Volume8Issue:12
AbstractProtected areas are considered as an essential strategy to halt the decline of biodiversity. Ecological representation in protected areas is crucial for assessment on the progress toward conservation targets. Although China has established a large number of protected areas since the 1950s, ecological representation of protected areas is poorly understood. Here, we performed the complementarity analysis to evaluate ecological representation of protected areas in China. We used a database of the geographical distribution for 10,396 woody plant species, 2,305 fern species, 406 amphibian species, 460 reptile species, 1,364 bird species, and 590 mammal species from 2,376 counties across China. We identified complementary sets of counties for all species or threatened species of plant and vertebrate species using a complementarity algorithm. We evaluated ecological representation of 3,627 protected areas and discerned conservation gaps by comparing the distribution of protected areas with complementary sets. The results show that the spatially representative and complementary sites for biodiversity are poorly covered, and a fairly large proportion of protected areas is not designed to efficiently represent biodiversity at the national scale. Our methodology can serve as a generic framework for assessment on ecological representation of protected areas at the national scale.
Keywordbiodiversity complementarity conservation gaps species threatened species
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://210.75.249.4/handle/363003/60013
Collection中国科学院西北高原生物研究所
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Xu, Haigen,Cao, Mingchang,Wang, Zhi,et al. Low ecological representation in the protected area network of China[J]. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION,2018,8(12).
APA Xu, Haigen.,Cao, Mingchang.,Wang, Zhi.,Wu, Yi.,Cao, Yun.,...&Li, Yimin.(2018).Low ecological representation in the protected area network of China.ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION,8(12).
MLA Xu, Haigen,et al."Low ecological representation in the protected area network of China".ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 8.12(2018).
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