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dc.contributor.authorBoyer, Stephane
dc.contributor.authorCase, Bradley S.
dc.contributor.authorLefort, Marie-Caroline
dc.contributor.authorWaterhouse, B.R.
dc.contributor.authorWratten, S.D.
dc.description.abstractBecause ecological interactions are the first components of the ecosystem to be impacted by climate change, future forms of threatened-species and ecosystem management should aim at conserving complete, functioning communities rather than single charismatic species. A possible way forward is the deployment of ecosystem-scale translocation (EST), where above- and below-ground elements of a functioning terrestrial ecosystem (including vegetation and topsoil) are carefully collected and moved together. Small-scale attempts at such practice have been made for the purpose of ecological restoration. By moving larger subsets of functioning ecosystems from climatically unstable regions to more stable ones, EST could provide a practical means to conserve mature and complex ecosystems threatened by climate change. However, there are a number of challenges associated with EST in the context of climate change mitigation, in particular the choice of donor and receptor sites. With the aim of fostering discussion and debate about the EST concept, we 1) outline the possible promises and pitfalls of EST in mitigating the impact of climate change on terrestrial biodiversity and 2) use a GIS-based approach to illustrate how potential source and receptor sites, where EST could be trialed and evaluated globally, could be identified.en_NZ
dc.publisherF1000 Research Ltden_NZ
dc.rightsCopyright: © 2016 Boyer S. et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectecosystem-scale translocation (EST)en_NZ
dc.subjectclimate changeen_NZ
dc.subjectecological conservationen_NZ
dc.titleCan ecosystem-scale translocations mitigate the impact of climate change on terrestrial biodiversity? : promises, pitfalls, and possibilitiesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050202 Conservation and Biodiversityen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Changeen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBoyer, S., Case, B.S., Lefort, M.-C., Waterhouse, B.R., & Wratten, S.D. (2016). Can ecosystem-scale translocations mitigate the impact of climate change on terrestrial biodiversity?: Promises, pitfalls, and possibilities [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 5, p.146-157. doi:10.12688/f1000research.7914.1en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionLincoln Universityen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationLincoln Universityen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaNatural Sciences

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