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Environmental Sciences Marxan as a Tool for Systematic Conservation Planning in Seascape A Chronological Review

S. Esfandeh1*, M. Kaboli1, L. Eslami-Andargoli2

1Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of natural resources, University of Tehran, karaj, Iran.

2Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, Queensland , Australia

*Corresponding Author:
S. Esfandeh
Department of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of natural resources
University of Tehran, karaj, Iran
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

Received: 15/08/ 2015; Accepted: 22/09/ 2015; Published: 29/09/2015



This paper reviews the major contributions to the systematic conservation planning in seascape with Marxan software throughout a 12-year period from 2004 up to 2015. After surveying many papers in this field, the volume of the existing works is identified and classified. The paper summarizes all of the reviewed papers in two tables. These tables determine the region of study, year of study, selected information for planning, and main contributions in papers. The socio-economic information along with the biophysical information is considered in the majority of papers for planning, which shows the vital function of this information for decision. It is also demonstrated that more attention is paid to systematic conversation planning using toolboxes based on optimization algorithm such as Marxan in recent years. It concludes with comparative graph demonstrating the frequency of applying Marxan software in systematic conservation planning in seascape. So, it can be used as a guideline for researchers in this field.


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