Designing and assessing the viability of nature reserve systems at regional scales: Integration of optimization, Heuristic and dynamic models

Principal Investigators:

Sandy J. Andelman

A current challenge in biodiversity conservation is to develop effective methods for setting conservation priorities at multiple geographic and spatial scales. Numerous paradigms have been offered for the identification and prioritization of sites for conserving biological diversity at a variety of scales (i.e., global, national, regional, local): e.g., hotspots (Myers 1988; 1990); rarity (Rabinowitz et al. 1986; Master 1991); GAP Analysis (Scott et al. 1987; Edwards et al. 1993; Scott et al. 1993; Edwards and Scott 1994); representativeness (Margules... more

Participants and Meetings

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group24th—25th July 1997Participant List  
Graduate Student25th September 1997—30th September 1998Participant List  
Working Group12th—16th October 1997Participant List  
Working Group5th—21st December 1997Participant List  
Working Group26th—26th January 1998Participant List  
Working Group16th—25th March 1998Participant List  
Working Group30th March—6th April 1998Participant List  
Meeting23rd June—4th July 1998Participant List  
Working Group24th June—7th July 1998Participant List  
Graduate Student8th—22nd July 1998Participant List  
Graduate Student1st—31st August 1998Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Sandy J. Andelmansandelman@conservation.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Frank W. Davisfrank.davis@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
William F. Faganbfagan@glue.umd.eduArizona State University
Craig Grovescraig_groves@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Peter Kareivapkareiva@tnc.orgUniversity of Washington
Melanie Kershawmelanie.kershaw@wwt.org.ukWildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Eli Meiremeir@simbio.comUniversity of Washington
Robert Presseybob.pressey@jcu.edu.auNew South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
Noah Goldsteingoldstein8@llnl.govUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Robin Coxrcox@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Jim Gaitherjgaither@tnc.orgCalifornia Resources Agency
Alisya Galo'TRA Environmental Services, Inc./Thomas Reid Associates
Parviez R. Hosseinihosseini@princeton.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
John Prendergastj.prendergast@ic.ac.ukImperial College, London, Silwood Park Campus
Frank Biasifbiasi@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Mike Merrillmmerrill@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Alan Weakleyaweakley@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Kimberly Wheatonkwheaton@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Nathan VaziriUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Leah R. Gerberleah.gerber@asu.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Report or White Paper Andelman, Sandy J. 1997. Designing and Assessing the Viability of Nature Reserve Systems at Regional Scales: Integration of Optimization, Heurisitc and Dynamic Models - Report of Progress and Activities. (Online version)
Journal Article Andelman, Sandy J.; Fagan, William F. 2000. Umbrellas and flagships: Efficient conservation surrogates or expensive mistakes?. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 97. Pages 5954-5959.
Journal Article Andelman, Sandy J.; Willig, Michael R. 2003. Present patterns and future prospects for biodiversity in the Western Hemisphere. Ecology Letters. Vol: 6. Pages 818-824.
Journal Article Davis, Frank W.; Stoms, David M.; Andelman, Sandy J. 1999. Systematic reserve selection in the USA: An example from the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion. Parks. Vol: 19. Pages 31-41.
Presentations Fagan, William F. 1998. Variation thresholds for extinction and their implications for conservation strategies. Ecological Society of America. Baltimore, MD.
Presentations Fagan, William F. 1999. Umbrella species: Efficient conservation surrogates, or leaky, expensive mistakes?. Society for Conservation Biology. College Park, MD.
Journal Article Fagan, William F.; Meir, Eli; Moore, Joslin L. 1999. Variation thresholds for extinction and their implications for conservation strategies. American Naturalist. Vol: 154(5). Pages 510-520.
Presentations Fagan, William F. 1999. Will observation error and biases ruin the use of simple extinction models?. Ecological Society of America. Spokane, WA.
Presentations Meir, Eli. 1999. The quantity and quality of data needed for effective design of systems of reserves. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Spokane, WA.
Journal Article Meir, Eli; Fagan, William F. 2000. Will observation error and biases ruin the use of simple extinction models?. Conservation Biology. Vol: 14. Pages 148-154.
Journal Article Meir, Eli; Andelman, Sandy J.; Possingham, Hugh P. 2004. Does conservation planning matter in a dynamic and uncertain world?. Ecology Letters. Vol: 7(8). Pages 615-622. (Online version)
Book Chapter Possingham, Hugh P.; Ball, Ian; Andelman, Sandy J. 2000. Mathematical methods for identifying representative reserve networks. Edited by Ferson, Scott and Burgman, Mark. Quantitative methods for conservation biology. Springer-Verlag. New York. Pages 291-306.
Journal Article Pyke, Chris; Andelman, Sandy J.; Midgley, Guy F. 2005. Identifying priority areas for bioclimatic representation under climate change: A case study for Proteaceae in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Biological Conservation. Vol: 125(1). Pages 1-9.
"Designing and assessing the viability of nature reserve systems at regional scales: Integration of optimization, Heuristic and dynamic models" is project ID: 2002