Allocating resources for land protection using continuous optimization: an application to US biodiversity conservation

Paul Armsworth, Amy Benefield, Bistra Dilkina, Rachel Fovargue, Heather Jackson, Diane Le Bouille & Christoph Nolte
Spatial optimization approaches that were originally developed to help conservation organizations determine protection decisions over small spatial scales are now used to inform global or continental scale priority setting. However, the different decision contexts involved in large-scale resource allocation need to be considered. We present a continuous optimization approach in which a decision-maker allocates funding to regional offices. Local decision-makers then use these funds to implement habitat protection efforts with varying effectiveness when evaluated in...
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