The assessment of ecological condition in south-east Queensland, Australia: An evaluation of reliability across variable environments and surrogate efficacy for biodiversity values

Tucker, David Ian (2016) The assessment of ecological condition in south-east Queensland, Australia: An evaluation of reliability across variable environments and surrogate efficacy for biodiversity values. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Multimetric ecological condition assessment has become an important biodiversity management tool. This study was the first to examine the reliability of these ecological surrogates across variable environments, and the implications for surrogate efficacy. It was demonstrated that through strategic application and design of the multimetric ecological condition index, the effects of environmental gradients and disturbance regimes can be mitigated, and that ecological condition assessment may serve as a scientifically rigorous approach for conservation planning.

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ID Code: 94285
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Fuller, Susan, Williamson, Ian, & Eyre, Teresa
Keywords: biodiversity assessment, ecological condition, ecological surrogates, environmental gradients, landscape fragmentation, metric efficacy, multimetric indices, reference conditions, soundscape, vegetation attributes
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2016 02:41
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 02:41

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