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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: AIACC: Climate Change and Conservation Planning
    1. Chapter1: Evidence for climate change
      1. Chapter 2: Global circulation models
        1. Chapter 4: Biodiversity responses to past changes in climate
          1. Chapter 5: Adaptation of biodiversity to climate change
            1. Chapter 6: Approaches to niche-based modelling
              1. Chapter 7: Ecosystem function modelling
                1. Chapter 8: Climate change implications for conservation planning
                  1. Chapter 9: The economic costs of conservation response options for climate change
                    1. Slide 1: The economic costs of conservation response options to climate change: the case of the Cape Floristic Region
                    2. Slide 2: Outline
                    3. Slide 3: Aim & objectives
                    4. Slide 4: Response options to climate change
                    5. Slide 5: Total cost (TC) versus total economic value (TEV)
                    6. Slide 6: The components of total economic value
                    7. Slide 7: Determinants of cost of PAN
                    8. Slide 8: Study Area
                    9. Slide 9: Habitat classes and associated management requirements
                    10. Slide 10: Methods
                    11. Slide 11: Types of cost
                    12. Slide 12: Once-off costs of acquiring different habitat types
                    13. Slide 13: Operating cost per various park sizes
                    14. Slide 14: Capital requirement per park size
                    15. Slide 15: Cost of gene/ seed banking
                    16. Slide 16: Providing incentives to private landowners
                    17. Slide 17: Types of incentives
                    18. Slide 18: Land required in extended PAN
                    19. Slide 19: Total costs of expanding protected area network
                    20. Slide 20: Benefits associated with different adaptation options
                    21. Slide 21: Test yourself
                    22. Slide 22: Links to other chapters
                  2. Course Resources
                    1. Practical: Conservation for Climate Change
                      1. Tests to Assess your Understanding
                        1. How to run a GAM model in R

                          Slide 9: Habitat classes and associated management requirements

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                          The management costs of an area tend to vary, depending largely on the vegetation type, but also on several factors associated with both climate and species richness. Coastal habitats such as dune pioneer vegetation tend to have a high invasive potential, and are highly susceptible to wildfires, driving management cost up. Prescribed burning is usually necessary, although the costs associated with this are only moderate, but the fine nature of the vegetation, and the difficulty of access to many parts mean that ecological monitoring costs are high. Lowland vegetation types such as the lowland fynbos and renosterveld have only moderate fire control and ecological monitoring costs, but are still highly susceptible to invasives, which is typically expensive to control. The forest and thicket and wet mountain fynbos biomes are typically moderate in terms of management costs, since they are less impacted by human practices, and both dry mountain fynbos and karoo have very low management costs. In the case of the Karoo, this is largely because of the sparse, slow-growing nature of the vegetation.