Marxan Software Archive

Possingham, Hugh and Watts, Matthew (2013): Marxan Software Archive. The University of Queensland. Collection.

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Project name Marxan
Project description
Marxan is freely available conservation planning software.

It provides decision support to a range of conservation planning problems, including:

-- the design of new reserve systems
-- reporting on the performance of existing reserve systems
-- developing multiple-use zoning plans for natural resource management.

Marxan is used worldwide to solve difficult and important problems in the realms of ecology, economics, culture and society. It allows planners to optimally allocate resources when considering and balancing objectives and constraints in these realms. It was used to zone the Great Barrier Reef Marine Protected areas. More recently Australia’s federal government used Marxan to zone its Commonwealth waters.
Contact name Watts, Matthew
Contact email
Creator name Possingham, Hugh
Watts, Matthew
Creator(s) role Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions
Research Officer
Dataset name Marxan Software Archive
Dataset description
The archive contains Marxan software, course materials, publications, manuals and guides. It also stores Marxan datasets, outputs, and related spatial data layers for the Marxan cloud-based system. It offers a new way to run Marxan using R Studio Server, R Shiny Server, compute clusters and cloud technologies.
Access conditions Mediated Access
Licencing and terms of access Creative Commons Attribution (only)

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ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) Code 0502 Environmental Science and Management
0501 Ecological Applications
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
050205 Environmental Management
Type of data ESRI shape files
ESRI binary grids
ascii delimited text,
Executable files
Zip files
Data Volume 500 GB
Language eng
Keyword Marxan
Conservation decision-making
Decision support
Conservation planning software
Performance monitoring
Natural resource management
Zoning systems design
Collection type Collection
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2013
Copyright notice 2013, The University of Queensland

Document type: Data Collection
Collections: Research Data Collections
School of Biological Sciences Publications
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Created: Tue, 26 Nov 2013, 02:46:09 EST by Justin M Clark