Costs and benefits of ivory-billed woodpecker re-discovery

Mikusinski, G., Blicharska, M., & Baxter, P. W. J. (2010) Costs and benefits of ivory-billed woodpecker re-discovery. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8(9), p. 460.

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Abstract

Several years ago, the purported re-discovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) in eastern Arkansas generated lively discussion in renowned scientific journals. The debate concerned both the central question of whether the bird videotaped in April 2004 really was an ivorybilled woodpecker (eg Fitzpatrick et al. 2005; Sibley et al. 2006) and the controversy around the resulting species recovery plan and its costs (McKelvey et al. 2008; Dalton 2010): was $14 million pointlessly spent?

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ID Code: 82388
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: C
Keywords: Campephilus
DOI: 10.1890/10.WB.24
ISSN: 15409295 (ISSN)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2015 07:49
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2015 04:57

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