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NatureServe Vista: Key Features
Generate Conservation Solutions
NatureServe Vista facilitates the use of two tools (MARXAN1 and SPOT) commonly used by conservation experts around the world. These tools build an "optimal" scenario of conservation areas based on a set of elements, conservation goals, and cost information. NatureServe Vista greatly eases the process of developing the input required to run these tools and then imports the resulting scenarios back into NatureServe Vista.
Generate Conservation Solutions: NatureServe Vista provides a wizard that prepares input for MARXAN1 and SPOT, two tools that build an "optimal" scenario of conservation areas based on a set of elements, conservation goals, and cost information.
MARXAN is a reserve system selection tool. To learn more about MARXAN, see:
- Ball, I. R. and H. P. Possingham, (2000) MARXAN (V1.8.2): Marine Reserve Design Using Spatially Explicit Annealing, a Manual
- Possingham, H. P., I. R. Ball and S. Andelman (2000) Mathematical methods for identifying representative reserve networks. In: S. Ferson and M. Burgman (eds) Quantitative methods for conservation biology. Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 291-305.