Linquist, S. (2008) But is it progress? On the alleged advances of conservation biology over ecology. Biology and Philosophy, 23, 529-544.
Linquist, a former postdoc with the UQ Biohumanities department argues that dropping island biogeography theory for complementarity-based algorithms will lead to inefficient protection of biodiversity. Unfortunately, statements like "In practice, these [complementarity] algorithms are biased in favor of selecting networks of small reserves with non-overlapping species" ignore a huge body of work post 1988 - also demonstrated by missing references to larger planning frameworks (Margules & Pressey). Linquist also ignores target setting or discussions about adequacy as well as the literature about spatial constraints to reserve design.