Programs and Tools

Zonation 2017-03-18T22:49:37+00:00

Zonation

Zonation produces a hierarchical prioritization of the landscape based on the occurrence levels of biodiversity features in sites (cells) by iteratively removing the least valuable remaining cell while accounting for connectivity and generalized complementarity. Zonation identifies areas important for retaining habitat quality and connectivity for multiple species, indirectly aiming at species’ long-term persistence.

About Zonation
Website https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/metapopulation-research-centre/software#section-14300
Author(s) Conservation Biology Informatics Group, University of Helsinki, Finland
Published 2006
Compatible with ArcGIS
User Forum Discontinued as of January 1, 2015
User Guide User Guide (updated 2014)
Compatible OS Windows, Mac, Linux
Most Useful for
  • Individuals working in systematic conservation planning, spatial conservation prioritization, reserve/site selection, reserve network design, land use planning
  • Synthesizing data across multiple species and biodiversity features
  • Identifying potential barriers to conservation plans
  • Planning for climate change
Data Requirements Biodiversity feature layer (raster) ex. habitat type, vegetation distribution, willingness to sell, ecosystem services

Figures and Examples

Courtesy Conservation Biology Informatics Group, University of Helsinki.

Courtesy Conservation Biology Informatics Group, University of Helsinki.

Courtesy Conservation Biology Informatics Group, University of Helsinki.

Courtesy Conservation Biology Informatics Group, University of Helsinki.

Courtesy Conservation Biology Informatics Group, University of Helsinki.

Courtesy Conservation Biology Informatics Group, University of Helsinki.