NCEAS Project 2049

Habitat conservation planning for endangered species

  • Peter Kareiva

HCP Research Products
Final Report
Using Science in Habitat Conservation Plans

Peter Kareiva, Sandy Andelman, Daniel Doak, Bret Elderd, Martha Groom, Jonathan Hoekstra, Laura Hood, Frances James, John Lamoreux, Gretchen LeBuhn, Charles McCulloch, James Regetz, Lisa Savage, Mary Ruckelshaus, David Skelly, Henry Wilbur, Kelly Zamudio, andNCEAS HCP working group

Hardcopy versions of the report are available for $15.00 from the American Institute of Biological Sciences -- see their web sitefor details on ordering hardcopy.

In addtion, the Fish and Wildlife Service has written a response to the HCPstudy findings, which is available on the Fish and Wildlife Servicewebserver.

Data Sets
Data Sets are provided in compressed formats common on PC and UNIX platforms. Information about the contents of this data distribution is available in the README file, which is also part of the download package below.

Download data for UNIX:
hcp-data-1999-01-14.tar.gz (125 Kb)

Download data for Windows: (132 Kb)

HCP Group Photo

Member's only area #1
Member's only area #2

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Graduate Student15th June 1997—15th August 1998Participant List  
Working Group22nd—23rd September 1997Participant List  
Working Group6th—10th December 1997Participant List  
Working Group4th—5th April 1998Participant List  
Distributed Graduate Seminar24th—26th April 1998Participant List  
Working Group20th—25th May 1998Participant List  

Members Only Area

Given the increasing importance of HCPs and in the light of ongoing Congressional debates, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis are sponsoring research to 1) synthesize available information on existing HCPs, 2) conduct a detailed analysis of a representative set of HCPs to evaluate their likely effectiveness as a tool for conserving endangered species and habitats, and 3) identify ecological theory and methods that can be applied to strengthen the design, management and monitoring of HCP areas.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Harding, E. K.; Crone, Elizabeth E.; Elderd, Bret D.; Hoekstra, Jonathan; McKerrow, Alexa; Perrine, John; Regetz, Jim; Rissler, Leslie J.; Stanley, Amanda; Walters, Eric L. 2001. The scientific foundations of habitat conservation plans: A quantitative assessment. Conservation Biology. Vol: 15(2). Pages 488-500.
Data Set Kareiva, Peter. 1999. Habitat conservation plan data. (Online version)
Report or White Paper Kareiva, Peter; Andelman, Sandy J.; Doak, Daniel F.; Elderd, Bret D.; Groom, Martha; Hoekstra, Jonathan; Hood, Laura; James, Frances C.; Lamoreux, John; LeBuhn, Gretchen; McCulloch, Charles E.; Regetz, Jim; Savage, Lisa T.; Ruckelshaus, Mary; Skelly, David K.; Wilbur, Henry M.; Zamudio, Kelly. 1999. Using science in habitat conservation plans. NCEAS web site. (Online version)
Data Set Kareiva, Peter. 2006. Data for the habitat conservation planning for endangered species study. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Mann, Charles; Plummer, Mark L. 1997. Qualified thumbs up for habitat plan science. Science. Vol: 278(5346). Pages 2052-2053.
Journal Article Pyke, Chris; Bierwagen, Britta; Goldstein, Noah. 1998. Strange bedfellows: Observations on the current relationship between recovery plans and habitat conservation planning. Endangered Species UPDATE. Vol: 15(6). Pages 91-99.
Journal Article Reichardt, Tony. 1999. 'Inadequate science' in US habitat plans. Nature. Vol: 397(6717). Pages 287.
Journal Article Savage, Lisa T. 1998. Innovative national graduate student seminar analyzes habitat conservation plans. Integrative Biology-Issues, News and Reviews. Vol: 1(2). Pages 45-48.
Journal Article Watchman, L. H.; Groom, Martha; Perrine, John. 2001. Science and uncertainty in habitat conservation planning. American Scientist. Vol: 89(4). Pages 351-359.