Climatic Change

, Volume 129, Issue 1–2, pp 9–11 | Cite as

Quantitative tools and simultaneous actions needed for species conservation under climate change-Reply to Shoo et al. (2013)

Shoo, L., A. Hoffmann, S. Garnett, R. Pressey, Y. Williams, M. Taylor, L. Falconi, C. Yates, J. Scott, D. Alagador and S. Williams (2013). “Making decisions to conserve species under climate change.” Climatic Change 119(2): 239-246.
  • Luke P. ShooEmail author
  • Ary A. Hoffmann
  • Stephen Garnett
  • John K. Scott
  • Stephen E. Williams

AHTEENSUU ET AL. highlight four issues with our proposed framework for guiding decisions to conserve species under climate change and suggest some ways forward. From the outset we stress that we presented a framework. By their very nature, frameworks are for building on and elaborating. We thus welcome the contribution of Ahteensuu et al.. Here we continue the conversation about how the framework might more easily translate into practice across a range of applications.

Issue 1: Yes/No answers are often not appropriate

Firstly, the primary purpose of the framework we presented was to bring together (in one place) the suite of actions currently being considered to conserve species under climate change and begin the task of identifying constraints on the decision problem that might affect allocation of resources to particular actions. Candidate constraints included the likelihood of success, cost of implementation and likely co-benefits to non-target species (in addition to perceived...


Management Objective Species Conservation Good Judgment Optimize Resource Allocation Decision Science 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luke P. Shoo
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ary A. Hoffmann
    • 3
  • Stephen Garnett
    • 4
  • John K. Scott
    • 5
  • Stephen E. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, School of Marine and Tropical BiologyJames Cook University of North QueenslandTownsvilleAustralia
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesThe University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia
  3. 3.Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Bio21 Institute and Department of ZoologyThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.School for Environmental ResearchCharles Darwin UniversityDarwinAustralia
  5. 5.CSIRO Land & Water FlagshipPO WembleyAustralia

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