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(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for conservation geograpy, mapping and GIS. Grantees are coded by program and year of grant at the end of their name/state, i.e. e91 means ECP grant in 1991. c=cstp, cm=ctsp-mac, cs=ctsp-software)


American Statistical Association .(1429 Duke St, Alexandria, VA, 22314-3415 USA. Tel 703-684-1221, 888-231-3473. Fax 703-684-2037. email: asainfo@amstat.org) The American Statistical Association (ASA) is a scientific and educational society founded in 1839 to foster excellence in the use and application of statistics to the biological, physical, social and economic sciences.

Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid FL e91. (P.O. Box 2057, Lake Placid, Florida, 33862 USA. Phone: 863-465-2571 FAX: 863-699-1927 Email: archbold@archbold-station.org) Archbold Biological Station (ABS) was founded in 1941 by Richard Archbold, who lived at the Station and played an active role in its operation until his death in August, 1976.. "Archbold Biological Station is an independent, non-profit research facility, devoted to long-term ecological research and conservation....Researchers at Archbold are active in the development of rational priorities and methods for natural resources protection, both locally and globally. Station staff also work closely with private conservation organizations, especially The Nature Conservancy, to establish biological priorities for land acquisition and habitat management." ..Archbold's GIS is directed by Roberta Pickert and conducts advanced research in Fire Ecology, Avian Ecology, Agro-ecology, Land Management and Research Management. The GIS lab operates on networked NT machines with two software systems (ArcInfo and ERDAS). Virtually all long-term ecological projects at the Station make use of this spatial-data technology....fire is a key component of both research and land management at the Station. Natural and prescribed fire are mapped in detail using GIS technology. A detailed 30-year record of fire history, plus ample opportunity to prescribe and conduct research burns, provides one of the finest research sites for fire ecologists anywhere in the United States.

Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragment Project (BDFFP) Manaus, Brazil, Anthropogenic Landscape Changes and the Dynamics of Amazonian Forest Biomass (Claude Gascon, Scientific Coordinator Associacao de Levantamento da Amazonas (ALFA) c/o INPA-Ecologia C.P. 478 69011-970 Manaus, AM Brazil Phone: 5592-642-1148 Fax: 5592-642-2050 E-Mail: pdbff@inpa.gov.br) . "Our study addresses the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere (LBA) Ecology theme of carbon storage and exchange. We propose a combination of field studies and computer modeling to estimate above-ground biomass in continuous forest, forest fragments, and secondary forests of different types through time and relate these measures to remote sensing data from LANDSAT TM images for a modified landscape in central Amazonia....LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS: We will use detailed time-series remote sensing imagery of our extensive (20 X 50 km) research landscape in the central Amazon to produce a model of carbon dynamics as a function of identifiable landscape features (e.g. fragment size and shape, and the area and age of secondary forests). The procedure for the satellite analyses will be the following: (1) register all the thematic mapper images to a high resolution UTM map with precision GPS data from the field; (2) image to image registration will then be performed using the base map as the reference base; (3) an unsupervised cluster classification will be run in conjunction with a knowledge-based classifier to classify the 20 x 50 km proposed study area into the 11 categories above; (4) the resulting classification will field checked and corrected where necessary for each of the satellite images used in this study, based upon reference data collected in the field using GPS, photographs, field notes, and aerial overflights; (5) the resulting classification will be "vectorized" into an ArcInfo coverage and further edited where necessary; (6) additional GIS layers of topography, river courses, roads, and biological information, including biomass estimates for each time frame, will be coregistered with the satellite data and included into the GIS; and (7) the resulting combination of the satellite classification(s) from 1982-1984-1986-1988-1990-1992-1994-1996 will be used to extrapolate the biological data spatially over the landscape. "

BIN21 Virtual Library. (BIN21 Secretariat, Base de Dados Tropical, Rua Latino Coelho 1301, 13087-010 Campinas SP, Brasil, -Email: bin21@bdt.org.br -Fax: +55 19 2427827 -Tel: +55 19 2427022 ) BIN21 is the Biodiversity Information Network. It is an international organization designed to link and coordinate the activities of agencies and network information sites concerned with biodiversity. It was created to support the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Agenda 21 that followed the Earth Summit at Rio, June 1992. BIN21 maintains a library of pointers to network information resources relevant to biodiversity. BIN21 maintains detailed information about databases, and other network publications, that are registered with BIN21.

California State University Stanislaus BIOWEB. Biology Web Links Database . The purpose of this server is to consolidate existing WWW Biological Science teaching and research resources and to create and distribute original multimedia resources for the teaching of biology.

Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, Univ. of Arkansas . (Center For Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 General Tel: 501-575-2000 mailto:www@cast.uark.edu) "The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) was established at the University of Arkansas in September of 1991 in order to bring together the considerable expertise of a network of researchers with a long-standing history of GIS development at the University. " see: National Archeological DataBase, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Soils Atlas, GAP Analysis Program, Partners in Flight

Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University e91 (Center for Conservation Biology, 441 Herrin Hall, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-5020, tel: (415) 725-5585 fax: (415) 723-5920 email: aweiss@bing.stanford.edu). The Center for Conservation Biology was established in 1984 to develop the science of conservation biology, including its application to solutions for critical conservation problems. Projects in: Biodiversity, Environmental Policy, Conservation Policy, Human Population Issues, Tropical Program, Geographic Information Systems Laboratory, Tools for Conservation Projects (Links)...GIS Lab Projects: Jasper Ridge, Kirby Canyon, Spring Mountains, Tropicos, Nevada, Masoala, Calakmul, Jatun Sacha. see also: Economic Scene: How Much Is 'Environmental Capital' Worth? By PETER PASSEL . Great collection of maps of the Jatun Sacha Reserve, Ecuador, under: The Tropical Research Program : "The Tropical Research Program was established in 1989. The program is based on our belief that success of conservation plans depends on well-founded scientific research. The objective of the Tropical Program is to act as a catalyst for the development of locally directed, self-sufficient and scientifically credible projects. The Program began in 1989 in Costa Rica and has expanded to Madagascar, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. "

Conservation Biology Institute, Or e98 . (800 NW Starker, Suite 31C, Corvallis, OR 97330 tel:(541) 757-0687 fax:(541) 757-7991 Email:consbio@consbio.org GIS contact: Jim Strittholt mailto:stritt@consbio.org) "Conservation biology is perhaps the fastest growing professional discipline in the natural sciences, yet its application to the solution of real-world problems has just begun. Born in response to biological crisis, conservation biology is mission-oriented and multi-disciplinary. Although some conservation problems can be addressed adequately within the disciplinary bounds of the traditional, specialized sciences (e.g., botany, entomology, forestry, wildlife biology), complex problems require solution by broadly trained individuals representing a range of disciplines and skills...The Conservation Biology Institute will provide a mechanism for assembling expert teams of collaborators (scientists and non-scientists alike) who can apply their collective knowledge and experience to solving real-world conservation problems. " GIS PROJECTS: "1. Klamath-Siskiyou Conservation Plan -- Develop a GIS-based conservation plan for this 10 million+ acre ecoregion of southwestern Oregon and northwestern California. Draft report will be ready by May 1, 1999 with Natural Areas Journal article published in Autumn, 1999. 2. Pacific Northwest Assessment -- Develop a conservation biology summary for 40 ecoregions that make up the Greater Pacific Northwest including Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and parts of California, Montana, Wyoming and Alberta. Web report will be completed by August, 1999. 3. Redwoods -- Phase I of the project (a book being published by Island Press) is at the publishers now. Release of the book is scheduled for Autumn, 1999. Phase II (development of a conservation focal areas GIS model) has been completed for the northern section of the redwood range and is now being applied to the rest of the redwood region. Final report and products are expected sometime in April, 1999. 4. Carnivore Conservation in the Rocky Mountains -- This project considers conservation for the complete carnivore guild found within the Rocky Mountains (Banff-Jasper to Yellowstone). We are integrating carnivore habitat suitability GIS models for 10 species and looking at human disturbance within this region. Initial work is scheduled for completion by Summer, 1999 and we are waiting to hear about starting Phse II for 1999-2000. 5. Wolf Reintroduction Feasibility within the Adirondack Park, NY -- We have been working on a GIS-based wolf habitat feasibility model for the Adirondack Park region of Upstate NY. Interim products have been very well received with completion of the project scheduled for June, 1999. 6. Protected Areas Update -- We have been working for a year to produce a GIS data layer with subsequent analyses at the 1:100,000 map scale. Important difficiencies are being identified, particularly in the eastern US, from previous mapping efforts that use smaller spatial scales. Completion is scheduled for early Summer, 1999. 7. Forest Intactness Assessment -- Another GIS project that is attempting to evaluate the general forest conditions for the US using TM satellite imagery and 1:100,000 roads data. The eastern US will be completed by July, 1999 with the west being completed by January, 2000. 8. We have several more projects underway with several pending (including a conservation assessment in Costa Rica/Panama, Chile/Argentina, and parts of Europe)." see also: Conservation Assessment for the Northwest of North America .


All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

Compilation & web design: Charles Convis, ESRI Conservation Program, April 2, 1996

 

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