Andrew Garrison, Adam Miller, Stephen H. Roxburgh and Katriona Shea More bang for the land manager's buck: disturbance autocorrelation can be used to achieve management objectives at no additional cost Journal of Applied Ecology 49
Our results provide important insights into, and have potential application to, land management and conservation. While changing the intensity and frequency of human-induced disturbances can be costly, adjusting the temporal autocorrelation of disturbance occurrence may be considered a ‘no-cost manipulation’. In instances where a land manager lacks the funds or resources to manipulate other aspects of disturbance, such as intensity and frequency, changing the temporal autocorrelation may provide an effective, economical alternative.
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