Marxan with Zones
Demonstration of Marxan with Zones by Matt Watts and Carissa Klein of the University of Queensland (August 26 and 27, 2009). Marxan with Zones is an extension of the Marxan software that allows users to allocate land and/or sea parcels to multiple zones each with their own targets, planning unit costs and biodiversity benefits. Users can now create zoning plans that meet a variety of conservation and human-use objectives while minimizing total cost of implementation. The new functionality provides the flexibility to address a range of complex spatial planning problems. Current case studies in preparation examine problems related to: biosphere reserves, multiple-use marine parks, off reserve marine planning, and multiple use terrestrial forestry planning. Those wishing to apply Marxan with Zones should first become familiar with Marxan. Learn more about Marxan and Marxan with Zones at www.uq.edu.au/marxan.