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Software for Evaluating the Impact of Forest Management Plans on Wildlife

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
43603
Program Year/Program:
2000 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1999-00114
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Biomathematics
100 North Country Rd. Setauket, NY 11733-1354
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2000
Title: Software for Evaluating the Impact of Forest Management Plans on Wildlife
Agency: USDA
Contract: 99-33610-7377
Award Amount: $265,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop a software tool for evaluating the impact of forest management practices on the viability of endangered and threatened species. The objective of such a tool is to provide a generic, flexible and user-friendly platform for developing species-specific models that allow planners and managers to explore the viability of an endangered species under alternative forest management and conservation options. The proposed software tool will combine a landscape model that predicts changes in the structure of a species' habitat, with a spatially structured, stochastic metapopulation model that estimates the extinction risk of the species. Such a tool will enable more realistic evaluation of the conservation practices and management options, such as schedule and type of timber harvest, design of nature reserves, reintroductions and translocations. It will also enable more accurate assessment of the impact of human activities (such as forestry practices, road building, agricultural expansion, and dam construction) on the fate of endangered and threatened species. The research will involve developing, integrating and testing algorithms for producing, exporting and interpreting habitat maps and for building models for species which live in multiple patches that change through time, such as in fragmented habitats.

Principal Investigator:

H. R. Akcakaya
6317514350
Resit@ramas.com

Business Contact:

Lev Ginzburg
President
6317514350
Lev@ramas.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Biomathematics
100 North Country Road Setauket, NY 11733

EIN/Tax ID: 112596502
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No