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A GIS-Based Decision-Support Tool to Evaluate Land Management Policies in South Florida
Richard Bernknopf, Paul Hearn, William Labiosa
Project Personnel: Paul Amos, David Brookshire, Ann-Margaret Esnard, Kevin Gillen, Dianna Hogan, Amy Mathie, Leonard Pearlstine, Tony Smith, David Strong, Jaap Vos, Susan Wachter, Anne Wein
Project Start Date: 2005 End Date: 2009
Recent Funding: (FY08) ENP CESI, USGS GE PES, USGS GAM, (FY07) ENP CESI, USGS GE PES, USGS GAM, (FY06) ENP CESI, USGS GE PES, USGS SI
|The primary objective of the project is to develop an EPM for resource managers and decision makers to evaluate land use decisions that attempt to maintain a balance between the ecological health of South Florida parks and refuges and the increasing pressures of urban development.
The ecosystem portfolio model (EPM), a Geographic
Information System based decision support tool, will integrate natural science and economic information to support land use planning, land acquisition strategies, and regulatory decisions. The EPM will contribute to improved public understanding and awareness of the importance of protecting South Florida ecosystem functions and their socioeconomic implications.