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

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Type Title Creator Datesort descending
Article Reading List for 2013 SDM Workshop for Analysts Point Blue and UC Davis
Web Resource LANDFIRE U.S. Forest Service
Web Resource Pacific Northwest Climate Change Avian Vulnerability Point Blue
Web Resource IPCC Data Distribution Centre Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Web Resource Climatic Research Unit University of East Anglia
Dataset WorldClim - Global Climate Data Hijmans, Robert J., Cameron, Susan E., and Parra, Juan L.
Web Resource Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Article Reading List for 2013 SDM Workshop for Managers Point Blue and UC Davis
Web Resource Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) U.S. Geological Survey
Web Resource Web Soil Survey Natural Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Web Resource Data Basin Conservation Biology Institute
Web Resource USGS Regional and Global Climate Data U.S. Geological Survey
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
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
Dataset PRISM Climate Data PRISM Climate Group
Web Resource NatureServe Explorer NatureServe
Web Resource Global Biodiversity Information Facility Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Article Systematic Reserve Design Hollander, A. H.
Dataset Landsat U.S. Geological Survey