[MARMAM] Course on Spatial Prioritization with Marxan

Oliver Hooker oliverhooker at prstatistics.com
Mon Nov 6 07:46:09 PST 2017


Spatial Prioritization with Marxan (MRXN01)

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-marxan-mrxn01/

5th March 2018 - 9th March 2018

The protection of marine mammals can often underpin the decision making 
related to marine protected areas and 'spatial prioritization'. Marxan 
(Ian Ball and Hugh Possingham, 2000) is a software program used to 
support the design of marine and terrestrial reserves.  Marxan is now 
used by over 6000 people in 150 countries, making it the most the most 
widely used conservation planning tool in the world. In simple terms, 
Marxan analyzes scientific and geographic data to help users allocate 
space in ways that maximize values such as biodiversity, land value, 
cultural significance, and economic productivity whilst minimizing cost. 
This hands-on course will provide participants with the basic knowledge 
and skills necessary to use Marxan in a conservation planning 
exercise. The following topics will be covered in the course:
1) Key concepts in systematic conservation planning
2) Problem definition
3) Creation of planning units and using geospatial data
4) Creating the essential Marxan input files
5) Parameter setting in Marxan
6) Understanding and interpreting Marxan results
7) Post-hoc evaluation and performance metrics
8) Advanced topics: Introduction to Marxan with Zones, Marxan with 
Connectivity, and Marxan with Probability

Monday 5th
Participant Introductions
Introduction to systematic conservation planning and decision support 
tools
Activity: Planning a reserve system by hand
Introduction to Marxan and the case study Activity: Input file creation 
using GIS

Tuesday 6th
Case study application (finish creating input files)
Introduction to Zonae Cogito
Activity: Parameter calibration and generating outputs
Data chat: common issues
Real world examples

Wednesday 7th
Finalise case study and Discussion
Introduction to Advanced Marxan Topics
Activity: Post Hoc Evaluation; Protection Equality and Percentage Gap
Data chat: Costs

Thursday 8th
Activity: Marxan with Zones and Marxan with Connectivity toy problems 
(pending)
Beyond Marxan- other tools used in Decision Science for Conservation 
Participant’s present their projects or ideas for a Marxan problem
Discussion

Friday 9th
Continue with participant presentations (if needed)
Final discussions
The future of Marxan and its relatives


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-- 
Oliver Hooker PhD.
PR statistics

2017 publications -

Ecosystem size predicts eco-morphological variability in post-glacial 
diversification. Ecology and Evolution. In press.

The physiological costs of prey switching reinforce foraging 
specialization. Journal of animal ecology.

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