Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Christopher Cogan, Ph.D.

California State University, Channel Islands

Coastal Ecosystem Priorities: Realigning GIS
and Biodiversity Theory for Management

Wednesday - October 28, 2009

Pacific Forum – 3:00 p.m.

Ecosystem-based management of the coastal zone is sometimes considered too broad a topic for consideration in applied management applications. In this seminar we will discuss opportunities to re-align ongoing applications of geographic information systems (GIS) technology and re-focus biodiversity theory to support management needs. Drawing from advancing technologies, marine habitat classification theory and marine habitat mapping are critical early steps in an interdisciplinary approach to engage the public and achieve policy objectives such as sustainability, ecosystem health, or the design of marine protected areas.


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