|Title||Linking GIS and reserve selection algorithms: Towards a geospatial data model|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Institution||Biogeography Lab, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California Santa Barbara|
|Keywords||conservation planning, data model, object-oriented, reserve selection|
Most reserve selection algorithms used in research or conservation practice are only loosely coupled with geographic information system technology. This paper argues that formalizing a core geospatial data model would benefit algorithm developers, researchers, and practitioners through standardized data management and ease of database development with any reserve selection algorithm.