Effect of Human Population on Land Use and Species Viability: Methodology and Software

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-16859
Agency Tracking Number: 2006-00541
Amount: $79,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Biomathematics
100 North Country Road, Setauket, NY, 11733
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 H. Akcakaya
 (631) 751-4350
 resit@ramas.com
Business Contact
 Lev Ginzburg
Title: President
Phone: (631) 751-4350
Email: admin@ramas.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Distribution and abundance of endangered species are adversely affected by changes in the land-use patterns that cause habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, pollution or other disturbances. As sensitivity to human impact on local, regional, and global ecologies increases, researchers, planners, and managers are faced with the task of developing local and regional strategies to safeguard biodiversity in the face of human population growth and economic development. This project will integrate models for projecting human population change and land-use change with models for projecting wildlife populations, to produce a flexible forecasting, management, and research tool. Users will be able to employ these projections to make better-informed decisions regarding potential development, management, and wildlife protection scenarios.

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