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Volume 13, issue 1
Web Ecol., 13, 85–89, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-13-85-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Web Ecol., 13, 85–89, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-13-85-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Short communication 21 Oct 2013

Short communication | 21 Oct 2013

Short Communication: Systems-based conservation and conflicts between species protection programs

F. Jordán1 and A. Báldi2 F. Jordán and A. Báldi
  • 1The Microsoft Research-University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology, Piazza Manifattura 1, Rovereto, TN, 38068, Italy
  • 2Institute of Ecology and Botany, MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Alkotmány út 2-4., Vácrátót 2163, Hungary

Abstract. Although the conflict between conservation efforts and economic growth is a major topic of conservation science, the conflicts between different conservation projects are much less documented and represented in the literature. We provide an overview of some case studies where these conflicts arise and discuss how to manage and solve them. We argue that conflicts are unavoidable, and that we can find optimal and efficient solutions only by studying the holistic, macroscopic properties of whole socio-ecological systems. Novel computational solutions offer simple and efficient simulation toolkits providing indicators that can support strategic and integrative decisions from a systems perspective.

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