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(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for
conservation geography, 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)
of Arizona, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Az e96. (University
of Arizona, 125 Biological Sciences East, Tucson, Arizona 85721 GIS Contact:
Michael R. Kunzmann,
Telephone: (520) 621-7282 Fax: (520) 670-5001 Email: email@example.com.)
"The School of Renewable Natural Resources provides instruction,
research and extension in a range of disciplines related to renewable
natural resources. The specific academic programs are: Landscape Studies,
Rangeland and Forest Resources, Watershed Resources and Wildlife and Fisheries
Resources." "Mike Kunzmann is a National Biological Service
ecologist located at the University of Arizona Cooperative Park Studies
Unit. Mike has numerous field-GIS related projects throughout the Desert
Southwest. In conjunction with the University of Arizona's Advanced Resource
Technology Program, Mike has been investigating the integrated use of
Global Positioning and Geographic Information Systems (GPS/GIS) to automate
data collection activities in the field."
The Sonoran Desert Field Station
is located at The University of Arizona. Established August 16th, 1973, it was
originally one of five Cooperative Park Studies Units in the Western Region...
The mission of the USGS Western Ecological Research Center Sonoran Desert
Field Station (SDFS) is to work with others to provide the scientific
understanding and technologies needed to manage the nation's biological
resources. A fundamental part of this mission is to contribute to the
development of a national partnership for
sharing biological information."
of California Berkeley Digital Libraries Project. (Dr. Robert Wilensky,
Principal Investigator, Computer Science Division and School of Information
Management and Systems, 721 Soda Hall, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720 TEL:(510) 642-7034 FAX:(510) 643-1534 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
) "The UC Berkeley Digital Library Project is developing the tools
and technologies to support highly improved models of the "scholarly information
life cycle." Our goal is to facilitate the move from the current centralized,
discrete publishing model, to a distributed, continuous, and self-publishing
of California Berkeley Web Gis Viewer Project: (Dr. Robert Wilensky,
Computer Science Division and School of Information Management and Systems,
721 Soda Hall, University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720 TEL:(510)
642-7034 FAX:(510) 643-1534 email:email@example.com.) "The
GIS Viewer is is a tool that allows you to display and manipulate sets
of geographical information...the GIS Viewer is designed along the lines
of the "Multivalent
Document" model. In general, multivalent documents comprise layers
of information that are manipulated by behaviors, i.e., various user operations.
You don't have to know anything more about multivalent documents to use
the Viewer, but you can find out more about them, which often have more
complex behaviors, by taking our document
of California Berkeley: Colin Brook's GIS Links Page. (by Colin Brooks,
GIS Analyst Hopland Research & Extension Center, Integrated Hardwood Range
Management Program 4070 University Road Hopland, CA 95449 Phone: 707-744-1270
Fax: 707-744-1040) Global but with special detail on Northern California.
University of California, Berkeley.
Environmental Geographic Information Science program. (AEGIS, College
of Environmental Design, 202 Wurster Hall, The University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720-2000 email:firstname.lastname@example.org. GIS contact, Dr.
John Radke tel:(510) 643-5995, mailto:email@example.com) "The
mission of AEGIS is variously to creatively and innovatively research,
manipulate, analyze, model and present GIS information and decision-support
to a wide audience. More specifically, AEGIS seeks to apply innovative
GIS solutions to environmental problems and issues that avail themselves
to the GIS framework. The "Applied" in AEGIS reflects the direct "real-world"
utility of the research efforts of AEGIS." Research
Projects Page, includes: Riparian Land Use Buffers, Spatial Statistics
and Vegetation Patches, Dynamic Planning. EXAMPLE
MAPS: "GREATER SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 3-D RELIEF MAP , SIERRA
NEVADA 3-D RELIEF MAP, EASTBAY HILLS FIRE HAZARD, TRINITY BIOREGION PROJECT
Maps (Part of the Klamath GIS Project). BERKELEY POLICE DEPARTMENT GIS
Sample Map, BERKELEY BIKE 3-D Perspective View, EMAP-the EPA's Environmental
Monitoring and Assessment Program maps." see also: A
Spatial Decision Support System for Urban/Wildland Interface Fire Hazards
by John Radke. GIS
UC Davis Information Center for the
Environment - ICE. (Director: Dr. James Quinn, One Shields Avenue,
University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA, tel: (530) 752-4389
email: firstname.lastname@example.org.) The Information Center for the Environment
is a cooperative effort of environmental scientists at the University of
California, Davis and collaborators at over thirty private, state, federal,
and international organizations interested in environmental protection...
MAPS: Interactive Natural Resources Query System, is a web-based interactive
map query system built from ArcInfo AML programs. Aquatic
Diversity of California,
California Rivers Assessment (CARA),
CEQA Support Project California,
Ecological Restoration Projects Inventory (CERPI),
California Watershed Projects Inventory (CWPI),
Guide to California Programs for Biodiversity Conservation, John Muir Exhibit
(has moved to the Sierra Club Web server),
Man And the Biosphere (MAB) Species Databases,
Species in U.S. National Parks,
SEED Environmental Education.
Davis ICE MAPS: Interactive California Environmental Management, Assessment,
and Planning System. (Director: Dr. James Quinn, One Shields Avenue,
University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA, tel: (530) 752-4389
email: email@example.com ) "Welcome to ICE MAPS, an interactive,
natural resources query system for the state of California. This system
uses several Web techniques that allow you to query the GIS system and
databases here at ICE. The results include maps and hyperlinks to other
sources of information related to your choices....The ICE MAPS data layers
come from a number of different sources. Some GIS data sets were developed
at ICE, while others are made available courtesy of state and federal
agencies. In particular, the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG)
contributed several of the layers. Many additional data sets are provided
by the DFG through a license agreement with the Teale GIS Technology Center.
Brief, descriptive metadata for each data layer is available by selecting
the name of the layer. From there, a full metadata description from the
source organization is accessible via another hyperlink...
Layers Available: Administrative: Counties, California Department of Fish
and Game jurisdictional boundaries, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation jurisdictional
boundaries, California State Assembly Districts, California State Senate
Districts, Biogeographical: CERES Bioregions, Hydrological:
CalWater, California State Water Resources Control Board hydrological
sub-regions, Major rivers , USGS Cataloging Units, Miscellaneous:
Major cities, State highways, Major U.S. highways, Longitude-latitude
grid ,USGS 1:24K quad boundaries, USGS 1:100K quad boundaries, USGS 1:250K
quad boundaries. "
Davis ICE House List California Programs for Biodiversity Conservation.
Good page of conservation links, some not found anywhere else.
UC Santa Barbara, Biogeography Lab.
(Director, Dr. Frank Davis, Department of Geography, University of California,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060, tel: (805) 893-3438 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dave Stoms, email@example.com phone:(805)893-7655)
"The Biogeography Laboratory conducts basic and applied research on
the ecology, distribution, and conservation status of species and ecosystems.
Research to date has focused on the integration of geographic information systems
(GIS) and remote sensing methods for mapping and modelling at a regional scales
vegetation cover types, wildlife distributions, and long-term vegetation change,
as well as on methods for assessing the accuracy of vegetation maps."
Projects include California
Gap Analysis Project, a CD-ROM
on Calif. Ecology published in ArcView Data Publisher, Sierra
Nevada Network for Education and Research Page.
Santa Barbara Biogeography Lab, IBM Environmental Research Program.
"A Spatial Modeling and Decision Support System for Conservation
of Biological Diversity...UCSB researchers are designing and testing a
new prototype computational technology to address the complex problems
of identifying and planning new nature reserves for conservation of biological
diversity. The project is closely tied to the U.S. Biological Service's
Gap Analysis Program and related efforts for multi-species conservation
planning in southern California." Download Data: The UCSB IBM Environmental
Research Program is doing a gap analysis of the intermountain sagebrush
ecoregion. AVHRR imagery may be downloaded from this page. Maps: Intermountain
Sagebrush Study Area, Vegetation Classification in SWECO, Reserve Selections
in SWECO. The UCSB
IBM ERP Related Publications is an excellent collection of papers
in GIS based biodiversity analysis and landscape ecology.
University of California Natural Reserve System.
(Natural Reserve System, University of California, 1111 Franklin Street,
6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607-5200 Phone: (510) 987-0150 Fax: (510) 763-2971
Director: Alexander Glazer mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)...
Each of our 33 sites is assigned to a UC campus, and together they
comprise nearly 119,000 acres, representing a relatively pristine cross
section of California's diverse natural habitats. See:
List of Reserves & Contacts.
Map of Reserves.
UCNRS Ano Nuevo Reserve
(Steve Davenport, Long Marine Laboratory, Institute
of Marine Sciences, 100 Shaffer Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 tel: (831) 459-4771
email@example.com ) Don't miss the Wild
Elephant Seal Cam! "The weather-proof camera and transmitter
are solar powered and installed at North Bight Beach - an area that we
usually don't get to visit until September or October. The images are
transmitted via radio to the Lumber company at Davenport and then phone
line to the server. " GIS WORK: "Large-scale maps and aerial
photographs; breeding records of pinnipeds continuous from 1967, extensive
bibliography of published research, and plant surveys."
Bodega Marine Reserve, Bodega Bay, CA e93. ...The Reserve includes
132 hectares (326 acres) of University-owned land bordered on the north
and south by State Park lands, on the east by Bodega Harbor, and on the
west by the Pacific Ocean.
UCNRS Hastings Reserve.
(Mark Stromberg, Reserve Manager, Hastings Natural
History Reservation, 38601 East Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Phone (831) 659-2664 Fax (831) 659-3649 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
"The Hastings Natural History Reservation lies in the foothills
of coastal central California's Santa Lucia Mountains." Their database
holdings include several GIS layers.
"GPS will help on-site researchers to map known nesting
sites of acorn woodpeckers, western bluebirds, and orioles; create grids
and transects for small mammals; and enhance the reserve's computer-based
geographic information system (GIS). The neighboring Oak Ridge and Boekenoogen
ranches also made contributions toward the GPS purchase; they plan to
use it, in cooperation with reserve management, to pinpoint common property