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Course Spatial Conservation Planning with Marxan, July 13-17, Barcelona, Spain

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Transmitting Science is offering a new course which might be of your interest:



Instructors: Dr. Ayesha Tulloch and Msc Vivitskaia Tulloch (University of

Queensland, Australia). 35 hours on-site.


Site: Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel

Crusafont (Bercelona, Spain).


Course Webpage:



Marxan (Ian Ball and Hugh Possingham, 2000) is a software program used to

support the design of marine and terrestrial reserves worldwide. Using Marxan,

planners can identify an efficient system of conservation sites that include a

suite of biodiversity targets at a minimal cost. Marxan provides a unique method

for designing reserves that is systematic and repeatable. This course will

provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to use Marxan

in the context of a marine conservation planning exercise. The following topics

are covered in the Introduction to Marxan:


- Key concepts in systematic conservation planning.

- Creation of planning units.

- Creation of essential Marxan input files with GIS software.

- Parameter setting in Marxan.

- Understanding and using Marxan results.

- Zonae Cogito (front-end software to support Marxan).

- Using the Marxan.net cloud system.

- Advanced planning using Marxan with Zones.

- Incorporating uncertainty using Marxan with Probability.



Organized by: Transmitting Science and the Institut Català de Paleontologia

Miquel Crusafont.


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consider it appropriate.


With best regards


Soledad De Esteban Trivigno, PhD.

Course Director

Transmitting Science




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As of today there are some places still available for the course "SPATIAL CONSERVATION PLANNING WITH MARXAN", July 13-17, Barcelona, Spain. Instructors: Dr. Ayesha Tulloch and Msc Vivitskaia Tulloch (University of Queensland, Australia). 35 hours on-site.

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