Dr Sylvaine Giakoumi (ECOMERS, CNRS, Universtity of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France), Dr Silvia Carvalho (Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Portugal), and Dr Virgilio Hermoso (Centre Tecnológic Forestal de Catalunya, Spain) will teach an introductory Marxan course with emphasis on connectivity within the framework of the EU COST project MarCons (http://www.marcons-cost.eu/). The 3-day training course will take place at the University of the Aegean in beautiful Lesvos Island, Greece between the 7th and 9th May 2018.

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This three-day training school aims to teach participants how to apply the principles of systematic conservation planning using software Marxan. Marxan is the most widely used decision support tool for conservation planning globally. Developed by Ian Ball and Hugh Possingham from the University of Queensland, Australia, Marxan supports spatial prioritization by producing transparent and repeatable results. It is commonly used for the design of networks of protected areas in the marine, terrestrial, and freshwater environments.

If you are interested in the training course please learn more at http://www.marcons-cost.eu/activities/training-schools/item/165-training-school-introduction-to-marxan-with-emphasis-on-connectivity-mytilene-greece-07-09-may-2018