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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)


Conservation Imaging, Inc, Id, e98 . (121 Sweet Avenue, Moscow, Idaho 83843 U.S.A. Tel:208-885-3691 Fax: 208-885-3803 e-mail: altos@conservationimaging.org GIS Contact: Shannon Mann, Exec. Director: Philip Tanimoto ) . "Conservation Imaging has two primary purposes. Our primary purpose is to implement credible landscape-scale research with direct conservation applications. Our second primary purpose is to assist other nonprofit institutions with their data development and research needs.....We use geographic information systems (GIS) to support sustainable stewardship of the earth. This requires a careful, interdisciplinary approach that includes a keen understanding of socio-economic context. ...We also provide technical expertise for conservation projects and nonprofit institutions....We use the following activities as conservation tools: Vegetation/land use classification and quantification Wildlife habitat mapping Protected area analysis and design Ecological modeling Satellite image processing Archaeological site mapping and modeling Integrated GIS data development and support...We have been working with state-based and regional data sets produce by the various state-based Gap Analysis Programs and have been supporting the completion, review, and standardization of the GIS data products. Our principal product from this activity to-date is our Northwest Regional Land Cover Classification, which is a 30-meter raster Grid of the combined areas of the states of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, containing an enhanced value attribute table (.vat) that is standardized to a common classification system for the three-state region. This product is being distributed free of charge over the Internet via anonymous ftp from ci.moscow.com /pub/outgoing/northwest/nwxwalk.tar.gz...The second project is a project to quantify the effects of logging and road building on landslides in the Clearwater River Drainage of Idaho- which study will make a strong statement about historic management practices on the Clearwater National Forest. The third project is a study of the "Mayan Highlands" of eastern Chiapas, Mexico, and western Guatemala. It will begin with a land cover classification across approximately 25,000 square miles of diverse, montane habitats including desert, sweetgum, pine, and oak forests, as well as cloud forests. "

Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) . (Center for International Earth Science Information Network, 61 Route 9W, PO Box 1000, Palisades, NY 10964, Phone: 1-(914) 365-8988, FAX: 1-(914) 365-8922, email: ciesin.info@ciesin.org ) CIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing world. CIESIN specializes in global and regional network development, science data management, decision support, and training, education and technical consultation services. CIESIN is the World Data Center A (WDC-A) for Human Interactions in the Environment. Extensive collection of Data Resources for download, including China Data Collection (Fundamental GIS layers; administrative boundaries; agricultural statistics, 1949-92.), Global Population Database (Population data on a 20 minute by 30 minute grid for more than 100 nations; includes urban density circles. ), CIESIN Gateway (Locate environmental and socioeconomic data using this distributed international catalog of metadata resources.) , AR/GIS (Active Response GIS is a land use planning tool that combines GIS and group process management capabilities using a network of laptop computers)

Cornell University Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web Server . This WWW server is devoted to information of interest to systematists and other biologists of the organismic kind. Within these pages you will find information about specimens in biological collections, taxonomic authority files, directories of biologists, reports by various standards bodies (IOPI, ASC, SA2000, etc), an archive of the Taxacom, MUSE-L and CICHLID-L listservs), access to on-line journals (including Flora On-line) and information about MUSE and Delta.

Craighead Environmental Research Institute, Moose, WY c96 . (GIS Lab: 201 South Wallace Ave. Suite B2D, Bozeman MT 59715, email: ceri@avicom.net tel: (406) 585-8705 FAX:(406) 587-5951 ) The Craighead Environmental Research Institute is a small group of concerned scientists and educators working with wild lifespecies throughout the world. We specialize in conservation biology; the science of maintaining healthy wildlife populations in intact, balanced, ecosystems. ...Over 90 percent of our budget is used for program expenses and we do not usually receive salaries; we support ourselves through other conservation-related work. Current CERI Projects: Reserve Design, Mountain Lion Dispersal, Carnivore Genetics, Grizzly Bear Genetics, Carnivore Genetics Bibliography, Bear Genetics Bibliography, Worldwide Brown/Grizzly Bear Status and Distribution, North American Grizzly Bear Status and Distribution, Grizzly Bear Dispersal, Wildlife Movement Corridor Analysis, Conservation Education.

Desert Research Institute, Reno , NV e93 . (Biological Sciences Center, Desert Research Institute, P.O. Box 60220 Reno, NV 89506-0220 tel: 702/673-7323 Email: wwwbsc@sage.dri.edu ) When the University of Nevada System was formed in 1968, the Desert Research Institute became an autonomous, nonprofit division of the system. Over its 34 year history, DRI has grown to be one of the world's largest multidisciplinary environmental research organizations focusing on arid lands....The Biological Sciences Center at the Desert Research Institute is a recognized leader in combining Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing to address biological, ecological and hydrological problems both nationally and internationally. DRI is using aerospace remote sensing and GIS to map, analyze and characterize earth surface processes, and to compare spatial variability in land cover, ecosystem health, and hydrology.

Geo-Images project, UC Berkeley: (G. Donald Bain, Director of the Geography Computing Facility, University of California at Berkeley (dbain@socrates.berkeley.edu).)was conceived as a way of making images (mostly photographs) that are useful in teaching geography more widely available. see: Aerial Geography of Western North America, by Cherie Semans , Images of the California Environment, by G. Donald Bain . Images are linked into clickable maps and cover a broad variety of topics from economics to endangered species.

Helios Environmental Modeling Institute (HEMI),(Primary contact: Dr. Paul Rich HEMI 1616 Vermont Lawrence, KS 66044 Phone: (913) 838-9646 Fax: (913) 749-4988 email: tech@hemisoft.com ) provides a variety of advanced environmental modeling and measurement capabilities, as well as geographic information system (GIS) consulting services. HEMI is dedicated to making software developed for specialized academic purposes available to a broad audience at the lowest possible cost. HEMI has developed "Solar Analyst" which integrates several solar radiation modeling algorithms in ArcView GIS. Solar Analyst includes a hemispherical viewer and a viewshed map viewer, while coupling with an environmental model. The application is a specialized software product targeted at researchers interested in modeling physical and biophysical properties of forest and agricultural systems.Vertical Markets: Academic/Education, Environmental Analysis and Natural Resource Management

Hornocker Wildlife Institute, (Hornocker Wildlife Institute, Inc. P.O. Box 3246, University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho 83843-1908 Tel: 1-888-Tiger44 208-885-6871 Fax: 208-885-2999 email: hwi@uidaho.edu ) c95 . "Founded by Dr. Maurice Hornocker, our Institute conducts long-term research on threatened species and sensitive ecological systems. The Institute currently maintains twenty-two field projects on various aspects of wildlife ecology and resource management." see; A HABITAT PROTECTION PLAN FOR AMUR TIGER CONSERVATION.

Hudsonia Ltd., Annandale NY c95 . (Hudsonia Ltd. Bard College Field Station Annandale, NY 12504 USA Tel. 914-758-1881 Fax 914-758-5192) News from Hudsonia tackles the interface of environmental issues and natural history in a forthright, informative, attractive, and well-documented manner. The newsletter is unusual in that it addresses lay and professional audiences simultaneously.

Informatics International, Nc . (Informatics International, Inc. 402 Morgan Creek Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4934 USA tel (919) 932-7844/942-8650 cell phone (919) 417-7110 fax (919) 932-7844 Scott Madry, Ph.D. President email: madry@informatics.org ) "Informatics International is a world-wide corporation dedicated to providing superior services in the integrated technologies of Geoinformatics: consisting of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and related space systems" See also the papers: "Global GRASS/Arc CD-ROM production and global environmental data analysis" . "Applications of remote sensing/GIS/GPS to regional archaeological analysis in Burgundy, France" . "Mountain Gorilla research project in Rwanda, using NASA Space Shuttle SIR-C/X-SAR data, GPS, and GIS." Good LINKS list .

Landscape Modeling . U Maryland site .

List of Environmental Conservation Hotlinks (ECHO), UC Davis ICE : Agriculture Air Biodiversity Data Management Ecology Economics and Sustainable Development Ecosystem Management Education Energy Environmental Advocacy Geography GIS: Geographic Information Systems Global Change Governmental Agencies Green Commerce Habitats and Ecosystems Internet Guides Internet Sources Laws, Regulations, and Standards Miscellaneous Multi-media Non-Governmental Organizations Organizations Protected Areas Publications and Documents Recycling Remote Sensing Software Systematics Technology Threatened and Endangered Species Toxic and Hazardous Materials Usenet Newsgroups Water Weather Zoos.

List of WWW Sites of Interest to Ecologists. As a service to students, teachers, researchers, and WWW surfers interested in ecology, this list was compiled by Anthony R. Brach (Missouri Botanical Garden & Harvard University Herbaria, U.S.A.). It was originally posted on ECOLOG-L in March 1995. HTML format is created and maintained by Jean Thioulouse (University of Lyon, France).

Man and the Biosphere (MAB) . (UNESCO-MAB, 1 rue Miollis, 75015 Paris, FRANCE Tel: (33-1) 45684054/93, Fax: (33-1) 45685832 email: mab@unesco.org) The MAB Programme is an interdisciplinary programme of research and training intended to develop the basis, within the natural and the social sciences, for the rational use and conservation of the resources of the biosphere, and forthe improvement of the global relationship between people and the environment.. U.S. MAB is an interdisciplinary research effort directed toward providing information for the solution of natural resources and environmental issues...DIVERSITAS . DIVERSITAS is a partnership of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations to promote, facilitate and catalyse scientific research on biological diversity; its origin, composition, functioning, maintenance, and conservation. Its goal is to provide accurate information and predictive models on the status of biodiversity and the sustainability of the use of the Earth's biotic resources, and to build biodiversity science capacity world-wide.


All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

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

 

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