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Spatial and temporal optimization in habitat placement for a threatened plant: the case of the western prairie fringed orchid

Authors
Journal
Ecological Modelling
0304-3800
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
115
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0304-3800(98)00176-8
Keywords
  • Landscape Structure
  • Linear Programming
  • Spatial Patterns
  • Wetland Plants

Abstract

Abstract This paper investigates an optimization approach to determining the placement and timing of habitat protection for the western prairie fringed orchid. This plant’s population dynamics are complex, creating a challenging optimization problem. The sensitivity of the orchid to random climate conditions is handled probabilistically. The plant’s seed, protocorm and above-ground stages are all accounted for in a case example from the Sheyenne National Grassland in North Dakota. Sensitivity of the case example model to dispersal assumptions and climate condition probabilities is demonstrated.

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