Conservation planning tools

Principal Investigators:

Robert Pressey

For the purposes of this working group, planning tools are software packages, including simple algorithms as well as decision-support systems, that are used to guide decisions about conservation action. These tools use data on the distribution of biodiversity within planning regions but might also use other data such as geographic adjacency or proximity, past land use, threats, and expected costs of conservation. The main goals of the working group are to: (1) produce a review of conservation planning tools and techniques to inform present and potential... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group26th—30th June 2003Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Sandy J. Andelmansandelman@conservation.orgUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Mohamed Bakarrmbakarr@thegef.orgConservation International
Richard M. of Port Elizabeth
Patrick Cristpatrick_crist@natureserve.orgNatureServe/Association for Biodiversity Information
Frank W. Davisfrank.davis@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Dan Museum
Ricardo International
Stephen Polaskypolasky@umn.eduUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Hugh P. Possinghamhugh.possingham@tnc.orgUniversity of Queensland
Robert South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
Ana S. L. Rodriguesa.rodrigues@conservation.orgConservation International
Sahotra Sarkarsarkar@mail.utexas.eduUniversity of Texas, Austin
David M. Stomsstoms@bren.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Paul History Museum, London
Kerrie of Melbourne

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Pressey, Robert. 2003. Use and application of conservation planning software. Workshop on summary of issues from the NCEAS international working group on conservation planning tools. Vth World Parks Congress (IUCN). Durban, September 2003.
Presentations Pressey, Robert. 2004. History and development of conservation planning tools: Limitations of conservation planning tools and future directions for R&D. Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, July 2004. New York.
Presentations Pressey, Robert. 2004. Introduction to conservation planning software: Demonstration of two software systems for conservation planning using data from the Cape Floristic Region (C-Plan and MARXAN). Presentation on issues for implementation and the roles of conservation planning software. Biodiversity Planning and Implementation Forum, January 2004. National Botanical Institute. Cape Town.
"Conservation planning tools" is project ID: 6760