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The cost-effectiveness of biodiversity surveys in tropical forests. / Gardner, Toby A.; Barlow, Jos; Araujo, Ivanei S.; Ávila-Pires, Teresa Cristina; Bonaldo, Alexandre B.; Costa, Joana E.; Esposito, Maria Cristina; Ferreira, Leandro V.; Hawes, Joseph; Hernandez, Malva I. M.; Hoogmoed, Marinus S.; Leite, Rafael N.; Lo-Man-Hung, Nancy F.; Malcolm, Jay R.; Martins, Marlucia B.; Mestre, Luiz A. M.; Miranda-Santos, Ronildon; Overal, William L.; Parry, Luke; Peters, Sandra L.; Ribeiro-Junior, Marco Antônio; da Silva, Maria N. F.; da Silva Motta, Catarina; Peres, Carlos A.

In: Ecology Letters, Vol. 11, No. 2, 02.2008, p. 139-150.

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Harvard

Gardner, TA, Barlow, J, Araujo, IS, Ávila-Pires, TC, Bonaldo, AB, Costa, JE, Esposito, MC, Ferreira, LV, Hawes, J, Hernandez, MIM, Hoogmoed, MS, Leite, RN, Lo-Man-Hung, NF, Malcolm, JR, Martins, MB, Mestre, LAM, Miranda-Santos, R, Overal, WL, Parry, L, Peters, SL, Ribeiro-Junior, MA, da Silva, MNF, da Silva Motta, C & Peres, CA 2008, 'The cost-effectiveness of biodiversity surveys in tropical forests.', Ecology Letters, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 139-150. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01133.x

APA

Gardner, T. A., Barlow, J., Araujo, I. S., Ávila-Pires, T. C., Bonaldo, A. B., Costa, J. E., Esposito, M. C., Ferreira, L. V., Hawes, J., Hernandez, M. I. M., Hoogmoed, M. S., Leite, R. N., Lo-Man-Hung, N. F., Malcolm, J. R., Martins, M. B., Mestre, L. A. M., Miranda-Santos, R., Overal, W. L., Parry, L., ... Peres, C. A. (2008). The cost-effectiveness of biodiversity surveys in tropical forests. Ecology Letters, 11(2), 139-150. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01133.x

Vancouver

Gardner TA, Barlow J, Araujo IS, Ávila-Pires TC, Bonaldo AB, Costa JE et al. The cost-effectiveness of biodiversity surveys in tropical forests. Ecology Letters. 2008 Feb;11(2):139-150. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01133.x

Author

Gardner, Toby A. ; Barlow, Jos ; Araujo, Ivanei S. ; Ávila-Pires, Teresa Cristina ; Bonaldo, Alexandre B. ; Costa, Joana E. ; Esposito, Maria Cristina ; Ferreira, Leandro V. ; Hawes, Joseph ; Hernandez, Malva I. M. ; Hoogmoed, Marinus S. ; Leite, Rafael N. ; Lo-Man-Hung, Nancy F. ; Malcolm, Jay R. ; Martins, Marlucia B. ; Mestre, Luiz A. M. ; Miranda-Santos, Ronildon ; Overal, William L. ; Parry, Luke ; Peters, Sandra L. ; Ribeiro-Junior, Marco Antônio ; da Silva, Maria N. F. ; da Silva Motta, Catarina ; Peres, Carlos A. / The cost-effectiveness of biodiversity surveys in tropical forests. In: Ecology Letters. 2008 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 139-150.

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abstract = "The identification of high-performance indicator taxa that combine practical feasibility and ecological value requires an understanding of the costs and benefits of surveying different taxa. We present a generic and novel framework for identifying such taxa, and illustrate our approach using a large-scale assessment of 14 different higher taxa across three forest types in the Brazilian Amazon, estimating both the standardized survey cost and the ecological and biodiversity indicator value for each taxon. Survey costs varied by three orders of magnitude, and dung beetles and birds were identified as especially suitable for evaluating and monitoring the ecological consequences of habitat change in our study region. However, an exclusive focus on such taxa occurs at the expense of understanding patterns of diversity in other groups. To improve the cost-effectiveness of biodiversity research we encourage a combination of clearer research goals and the use of an objective evidence-based approach to selecting study taxa.",
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AU - Costa, Joana E.

AU - Esposito, Maria Cristina

AU - Ferreira, Leandro V.

AU - Hawes, Joseph

AU - Hernandez, Malva I. M.

AU - Hoogmoed, Marinus S.

AU - Leite, Rafael N.

AU - Lo-Man-Hung, Nancy F.

AU - Malcolm, Jay R.

AU - Martins, Marlucia B.

AU - Mestre, Luiz A. M.

AU - Miranda-Santos, Ronildon

AU - Overal, William L.

AU - Parry, Luke

AU - Peters, Sandra L.

AU - Ribeiro-Junior, Marco Antônio

AU - da Silva, Maria N. F.

AU - da Silva Motta, Catarina

AU - Peres, Carlos A.

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