Application of multiple-population viability analysis to evaluate species recovery alternatives

Conservation Biology
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Abstract

Population viability analysis (PVA) is a powerful conservation tool, but one that remains unapproachable for many species. This is particularly true for species with multiple, broadly-distributed populations for which collecting suitable data can be challenging. A recently-developed method of multiple population viability analysis (MPVA), however, addresses many limitations of traditional PVA. We build on previous development of MPVA for Lahontan cutthroat trout (LCT), a species listed under the US Endangered Species Act which is distributed broadly across habitat fragments in the Great Basin, USA. We simulated potential management scenarios and assessed their effects on population sizes and extinction risks in 211 streams where LCT exist or may be reintroduced.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Application of multiple-population viability analysis to evaluate species recovery alternatives
Series title Conservation Biology
DOI 10.1111/cobi.13385
Edition Online First
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center