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dc.contributor.authorShamaskin, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorSamiappan, Sathishkumar
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jiangdong
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Kristine
dc.contributor.authorLinhoss, Anna
dc.descriptionThis geospatial database of 19 ecological and socioeconomic measures for the Gulf Coast Region of the United States was compiled to show evidence for the ecological and socioeconomic benefits that may be associated with the protection of different landscapes. The measures are contained within a hexagonal grid, at a resolution of 1 square kilometer. Each measure belongs to one of five categories (Habitat, Water Quality and Quantity, Living Coastal and Marine Resources, Community Resilience, and Gulf Economy) which align with the goals established by the Gulf Coast Ecosystems Restoration Council.en_US
dc.description.abstractStrategic, data-driven conservation approaches are gaining popularity. A high-resolution geospatial database indicating the ecosystem functions and socioeconomic activity can be very useful for any conservation expert or funding agency. This database presents the developed measures that are derived from openly available geospatial and non-geospatial data sources, and is intended to provide ecological and socioeconomic evidence to support conservation planning efforts along the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. This database was developed by the Strategic Conservation Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes (SCA) Project, which is building a series of online tools that can aid in conservation planning efforts along the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. See the following links for more information about the SCA Project ( and the project's online tools (
dc.description.sponsorshipU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, RESTORE Councilen_US
dc.publisherMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.subjectconservation planningen_US
dc.subjectGulf of Mexicoen_US
dc.subjectland conservationen_US
dc.titleConservation Database for the Gulf Coast Region of the United Statesen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Biological and Agricultural Engineeringen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquacultureen_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Forest Resourcesen_US
dc.publisher.collegeJames Worth Bagley College of Engineeringen_US
dc.publisher.researchcenterGeosystems Research Instituteen_US
dc.publisher.researchcenterQuest Laben_US

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