Tools

AHP in ArcGIS

P 1.1 is an ArcGIS extension which performs a criteria weight determination according to the well known Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Powerful tool for the creation of suitability maps (spatial planning, risk mapping and more). Manual and some…

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CLUZ

Conservation Land-Use Zoning software (CLUZ) is an ArcView GIS interface that allows users to design protected area networks and conservation landscapes. It can be used for on-screen planning and also acts as a link for the Marxan conservation pla…

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EAR

By integrating biodiversity, socioeconomic and protected area datasets, the Ecosystem Assessment and Reporting Tool (EAR) provides a simple, but powerful interface designed to answer questions such as 'Which ecosystems are least protected?' 'Of th…

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EcoPath

Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) is a free ecological/ecosystem modeling software suite. EwE has three main components: Ecopath - a static, mass-balanced snapshot of the system; Ecosim - a time dynamic simulation module for policy exploration; and Ecospa…

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ERSEM

ERSEM (European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model) is a generic model that describes the pelagic and benthic ecosystems and the coupling between them. (from: http://ebmtoolsdatabase.org/tool/ersem-european-regional-seas-ecosystem-model) ERSEM (the Eur…

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GIS methods from BALANCE project

This document contains a list of GIS 'receipes' and indicator uses to evaluate mangement effectiveness. For each subject, the data requirements, step-by-step process and its use as an indicator in the assessment of management performance is descri…

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GRID

GRID (GeoReference Interactions Database) is [under development as] a web-based flexible database and tool to analyse interactions (conflicts and synergies) that has a GIS (GeoInformation System) application to analyse spatial distribution of curr…

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MARXAN
  • Design of new reserve systems
  • Reporting on the performance of existing reserve systems
  • Developing multiple-use zoning plans for natural resource management

See Watts et al., 2009 for an extension of of Marxan called Marxan with Zones. Marxan…

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MGET

Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools (MGET), also known as the GeoEco Python package, is an open source geoprocessing toolbox designed for coastal and marine researchers and GIS analysts who work with spatially-explicit ecological and oceanographic dat…

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MIDAS

MIDAS (Marine Integrated Decision Analysis System) offers managers and other users of MMAs (marine managed areas) around the world the capability to analyze outcomes that result from the interaction of governance, socioeconomic and ecological fact…

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Miradi

The Miradi software tool (formerly e-Adaptive Management) helps conservation practitioners implement the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. Miradi provides an easy-to-use, interview-style interface that walks a project team through e…

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NAMEM

NAMEM (Network Analyst for Marine Ecosystem-based Management) performs large-scale connectivity analysis of marine habitats using recent advances in the application of network theory to source-sink population structures. A simple wizard interface …

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NatureServeVista

ArcView 9.x extension that provides a conservation planning framework helps users integrate conservation with land use and resource planning of all types Vista was specifically designed to support non-GIS and non-conservation experts to assist int…

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PANDA

(Protected Areas Network Design Application for ArcGIS ). A stand-alone application developed using Visual Basic and ArcObjects. It was developed to provide a user friendly framework for systematic protected areas network design to ArcGIS users.

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PAT

Protected Area Tools (PAT) v. 2.0. The majority of the work that goes into a protected area gap assessment involves the spatial delineation and critical evaluation of habitats/species, protected areas, and risks to focal habitats. The Protected Ar…

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Zonation

Zonation is a framework for large-scale conservation planning. Zonation can be used for various purposes such as the identification of near-optimal reserve networks, identification of expansions for reserve networks, assessment of proposed reserve…

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