An interoperable decision support tool for conservation planning

Segan, Daniel B., Game, Edward T., Watts, Matthew E., Stewart, Romola R. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2011) An interoperable decision support tool for conservation planning. Environmental Modelling and Software, 26 12: 1434-1441.


Author Segan, Daniel B.
Game, Edward T.
Watts, Matthew E.
Stewart, Romola R.
Possingham, Hugh P.
Title An interoperable decision support tool for conservation planning
Journal name Environmental Modelling and Software   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1364-8152
1873-6726
Publication date 2011-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.08.002
Volume 26
Issue 12
Start page 1434
End page 1441
Total pages 8
Place of publication Oxford, England, U. K.
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract Zonae Cogito is a free software package that couples Marxan with a MapWindow GIS interface to provide practitioners with an easy to use GIS to support Marxan analysis. In addition to providing a method for visualizing Marxan output, Zonae Cogito extends the basic Marxan functionality to better support an iterative and interactive design process. Zonae Cogito introduces the ability to modify and refine networks identified in Marxan, and extends the basic reporting functionality of Marxan beyond features directly considered in the analysis. Zonae Cogito also introduces new tools that allow spatial flexibility in the proposed protected area networks to be more effectively leveraged during the design process, and facilitates better information flow through interoperability with other software packages.
Keyword Systematic conservation planning
Decision support
Interactive planning
Marxan
Geographic information system
Marine Protected Areas
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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