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dc.contributor.authorJones, Isabel Len_UK
dc.contributor.authorSaldanha Bueno, Andersonen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBenchimol, Mairaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPalmeirim, Ana Filipaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorStorck-Tonon, Danielleen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPeres, Carlos Aen_UK
dc.contributor.editorMatthews, Thomas Jen_UK
dc.contributor.editorTriantis, Kostas Aen_UK
dc.contributor.editorWhittaker, Robert Jen_UK
dc.description.abstractLarge dams are emerging drivers of landscape-scale habitat fragmentation, causing extensive flooding and transforming hilltops into islands. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs; the process to assess and account for impacts of development) do not explicitly consider reservoir islands in calculations of habitat impacted by dam construction. Reservoir islands maintain relict biological communities from the previously continuous habitat. Relict communities are subject to an extinction debt whereby species are lost over time. We demonstrate how estimating the ‘conservation value’ of islands (CV; the proportion of relict continuous habitat [forest] species on islands) using relict species–area relationships (RSARs), can be used in an area-of-impact correction tool to account for insular habitats in EIAs. We used data from eight taxonomic groups within the Balbina Hydroelectric Reservoir (BHR) archipelago in Brazilian Amazonia. We found ca. 72,000 ha of insular habitat had reduced CV, equating to 60% of aggregate island area, and that an additional 24% of the ca. 300,000 ha BHR water surface area should be included in area assessments for impacted terrestrial habitat. Where reservoir island creation is unavoidable, using RSARs to assess the CV of islands enables more accurate and dynamic assessment of the ecological impacts of dam construction.en_UK
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_UK
dc.relationJones IL, Saldanha Bueno A, Benchimol M, Palmeirim AF, Storck-Tonon D & Peres CA (2021) Using relict species-area relationships to estimate the conservation value of reservoir islands to improve environmental impact assessments of dams. In: Matthews TJ, Triantis KA & Whittaker RJ (eds.) The Species-Area Relationship: Theory and Application. Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 417-437.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEcology, Biodiversity and Conservationen_UK
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This material has been published in The Species-Area Relationship: Theory and Application edited by Thomas J Matthews, Kostas A Triantis, Robert J Whittaker. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press 2020.
dc.subjecthabitat fragmentationen_UK
dc.subjectEnvironmental Impact Assessmenten_UK
dc.subjectreservoir islandsen_UK
dc.subjectrelict species-area relationshipsen_UK
dc.subjectextinction debten_UK
dc.subjectbiodiversity conservationen_UK
dc.subjectconservation valueen_UK
dc.titleUsing relict species-area relationships to estimate the conservation value of reservoir islands to improve environmental impact assessments of damsen_UK
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dc.citation.btitleThe Species-Area Relationship: Theory and Applicationen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationJúlio de Castilhos Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology Farroupilhaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidade Estadual De Santa Cruzen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of East Angliaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of East Angliaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of East Angliaen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorJones, Isabel L|0000-0002-8361-1370en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSaldanha Bueno, Anderson|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBenchimol, Maira|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPalmeirim, Ana Filipa|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorStorck-Tonon, Danielle|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPeres, Carlos A|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorMatthews, Thomas J|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorTriantis, Kostas A|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorWhittaker, Robert J|en_UK
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