Species Distribution Modeling and Conservation Planning Workshop

In September of 2013 the CA LCC partnered with UC Davis Information Center for the Environment and Point Blue Conservation Science to offer a workshop on systematic conservation planning (see the CA LCC project description). The aim of the workshop was to present the state of the science for using spatial decision support tools to inform the conservation of plants and animals in the context of climate adaptation planning.

Presented here are the materials from the workshop, including reading lists, slide presentations, and lab exercises. These materials are free to use with attribution to the authors.
Preliminary Material

Outline of Workshop

Presentation Slides

Scenario Planning

Workshop Lab Exercises

Reading Lists and Online Resources

Complete List of Resources Mentioned in Workshop

Contributors to this article
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Type Title Creator Datesort descending
Web Resource Data Basin Conservation Biology Institute
Dataset WorldClim - Global Climate Data Hijmans, Robert J., Cameron, Susan E., and Parra, Juan L.
Web Resource Climatic Research Unit University of East Anglia
Dataset Bias Corrected and Downscaled WCRP CMIP3 Climate and Hydrology Projections Bureau of Reclamation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Santa Clara University,Climate Central, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the U.S. Geological Survey 2007
Web Resource NatureServe Explorer NatureServe
Article Reading List for 2013 SDM Workshop - Marxan Case Studies
Web Resource Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Landsat U.S. Geological Survey
Web Resource Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Landscape Conservation Cooperative Network
Dataset CliMond: global climatologies for bioclimatic modelling Kriticos, Darren J., Webber, Bruce L., Leriche, Agathe, Ota, Noboru, Macadam, Ian, Bathols, Janice, and Scott, John K. 2012
Web Resource IPCC Data Distribution Centre Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Dataset PRISM Climate Data PRISM Climate Group
Document Planning for reserve adequacy in dynamic landscapes; maximizing future representation of vegetation communities under flood disturbance in the Pantanal wetland Lourival, Reinaldo, Drechsler, Martin, Watts, Matthew E., Game, Edward T. and Possingham, Hugh P.
Web Resource Avian Knowledge Network Point Blue Conservation Science
Article Systematic Reserve Design Hollander, A. H.
Web Resource eBird National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Article Reading List for 2013 SDM Workshop for Managers Point Blue and UC Davis
Web Resource LANDFIRE U.S. Forest Service
Dataset Daymet Peter E. Thornton
Web Resource Pacific Northwest Climate Change Avian Vulnerability Point Blue