Preprint Review Version 1 Preserved in Portico This version is not peer-reviewed

Operations Research and Cost-Effective Spatial Conservation Planning: Data, Models, Tools and Future Directions

Version 1 : Received: 30 November 2021 / Approved: 2 December 2021 / Online: 2 December 2021 (11:59:43 CET)

How to cite: Alagador, D.; Cerdeira, J.O. Operations Research and Cost-Effective Spatial Conservation Planning: Data, Models, Tools and Future Directions. Preprints 2021, 2021120035 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0035.v1). Alagador, D.; Cerdeira, J.O. Operations Research and Cost-Effective Spatial Conservation Planning: Data, Models, Tools and Future Directions. Preprints 2021, 2021120035 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0035.v1).

Abstract

Biodiversity conservation questions human practices towards biodiversity and, therefore, largely conflicts with ordinary societal aspirations. Decisions on the location of protected areas, one of the most convincing conservation tools, reflect such a competitive endeavor. Operations Research (OR) brings a set of analytical models and tools capable of resolving the conflicting interests between ecology and economy. Recent technological advances have boosted the size and variety of data available to planners, thus challenging conventional approaches bounded on optimized solutions. New models and methods are requested to use such a massive amount of data in integrative schemes addressing a large variety of concerns. Here, we provide an overview on the past, present and future challenges that characterize spatial conservation models supported by OR. By enlarging the spatial, temporal, taxonomic and societal horizons of biodiversity conservation planners navigate around multiple bio-socioeconomic equilibria and are able to decide on cost-effective strategies to improve biodiversity persistence.

Keywords

Climate change; Ecological dynamics; Mathematical programming; Optimization; Spatial analysis; Systematic Conservation Planning

Subject

BIOLOGY, Ecology

Comments (0)

We encourage comments and feedback from a broad range of readers. See criteria for comments and our diversity statement.

Leave a public comment
Send a private comment to the author(s)
Views 0
Downloads 0
Comments 0
Metrics 0


×
Alerts
Notify me about updates to this article or when a peer-reviewed version is published.
We use cookies on our website to ensure you get the best experience.
Read more about our cookies here.