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.
|Author(s)||Conservation Biology Informatics Group, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|User Forum||Discontinued as of January 1, 2015|
|User Guide||User Guide (updated 2014)|
|Compatible OS||Windows, Mac, Linux|
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|Data Requirements||Biodiversity feature layer (raster) ex. habitat type, vegetation distribution, willingness to sell, ecosystem services|