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Conservation GIS Tracks and Themes Master Classification

Reference Project Classification Jun 12 2020

 

This document is a classification of a decade+ of Conservation GIS papers, maps, speakers and events active in the global Conservation GIS community including the Annual SCGIS International Conference.   I have been involved in designing the agenda for this and similar conferences since around 1992, and archiving & recording presentations since around 2013.   As a taxonomic effort it was interesting to look back on all of the session designs that were used for papers in the past and look for common patterns and groupings over the years.    As a data access effort it seemed worthwhile to create a classification for the common patterns and topics and look for additional levels at which these talks, events & people might fall into natural groupings.  Such a typology could then be used to search and access these resources in more useful ways. This classification is the basis for the new   “Conservation GIS Reference Project”

 

UPDATE Jun 12, 2020 more cleaning up format,  begin adding ANY newsworthy posting, from people to events to webinars to announcements, that would be of lasting interest to these specific communities of GIS users, both conservationists & activists.  Begin to describe the reference project content as talks, events & people.  Remove the word "master" from title.

 

UPDATE Apr 25 2020 Change layout for more logical groupings, move institutions & societies to end because it's a more structural rather than thematic grouping, while still falling under the "Action" category.   add more tech tags

 

UPDATE Jan 15th 2020 Searches on dual word terms were too inconsistent as the second word often matched every record, so all dual word tags are now combined as one word no spaces and these changed tags are highlighted in yellow to aid tag updating.   Significant revisions to the "Institutional" category of terms to work better in creating lists and pages for every annual conference, all scholars,  all events in a country, etc.  Sorry but this section is still very messy and will be cleaned up and refined by next update.  

 

At the top level, .Conservation GIS talks, events & people seem to fall into 3 general types based on the nature of the Conservation GIS Activities & Projects being conducted: Action based, Tech based, and Practice based.

 

Action-based are talks, events or people whose main focus is on human outcomes, advocacy and social change,  including working with human communities, social justice & equity, planning and collaboration, traditional ecological knowledge, and public participation.

 

Tech based are talks, events or people whose main focus is the technology used, or methods for working with specific technologies like Drones, Mobile and Remote Sensing.  Most of these tech uses revolve around data collection, field methods, and working with imagery data.

 

Practice-based are talks, events or people whose main focus is the type of conservation practice, which tend to be either geographically defined such as landscapes, habitats, ocean, parks, watersheds & forests, or biologically defined such as species, vegetation, species distribution, endangered species,  or threat defined such as Climate Change, Pollution, Habitat loss, water quality, environmental quality, drought, invasives.

 

Within each of these 3 general types, there are sub-groups based on other factors which are still being explored as new material is researched and added.

 

( NOTE: Reference Project Search terms must start with an “x” so as to create a unique special search function limited to this specific design of Reference search concepts.  Without it search results would include any mention of a search word even if it wasn't relevant to the core work of the talk, event or person)

 

Setting up a discrete search classification for the purposes of capturing and normalizing talks, events and people across many years is meant to support a different task than traditional open searches using GEONET “TAGS”.    The reference project uses a different approach in order to keep TAGS free for GEONET users to apply their own terms to for other more traditional GEONET searches.)

 

At the end of each list section are lists of conference agenda sessions and talks that were used as initial source records to help get the classification started and to show examples of the kinds of sessions regarded as belonging to each grouping.

 

 

Topics & Terms List

 

 

ACTION-BASED are talks, events & people whose main focus is on human behavior, social change, communities, decisions & outcomes, such as advocacy, social justice, social & political structures, planning and collaboration, traditional ecological knowledge, and public participation.

 

ADVOCACY & SOCIAL, EQUITY

xAdvocacy

xStorytelling

xJournalism

xStorymap

xHumanRights

xYouth

xEquity

xAction

xPOC  People of color, worldwide

xBlackLivesMatter

xBlack (Unique to USA)

xAfricanAmerican (may also show in continent search for xAfrica)

xLatin

xWomen

xCivilRights

xEnvironmentalJustice

xDisabilityJustice

xJustice

xDemocracy

xVoting

xCultural

xCulturalDiversity - cultural versus bio??

xSocialJustice

 

Mapping & storytelling for Advocacy was a conference theme in 2017

Maps for  advocacy 2018

maps for advocacy special plenary event 2017

Public platforms for science and gis 2014

Telling conservation stories with gis 2013

 

FIRST NATIONS & INDIGENOUS

xTribal

xTribalSovereignty

xTribalStewardship

xTEK or xTraditional   = Traditional Ecological Knowledge (see under Human Communities)

xPlaceNames  = Tradtional Place Naming

xFirstNation

xFoodSovereignty

xIndigenous

xIndigenousKnowledge

xIndigenousData

xLandAcknowledgement

 

(traditional ecological knowledge was SCGIS conf theme in 2018)

Indigenous knowledge & sovereignty 2019

Tribal indigenous gis 2018

Tek trad eco knowledge 2018

Indigenous conservation-2017

Indigenous & community based conservation 2016

Community knowledge and indigenous societies 2015

Participatory mapping for indigenous communities 2011

 

example entry x2020,  x2020Scholar,  x2020Talk,  x2018Talk  xTalk  xScholar  xEducation,  xSoil, xFire,  xClimateChange,   xPlan,  xTribal, xTribalStewardship, xIndigenousData,  xPreservation, xPlaceNames. xTribalSovereignty  xLandAcknowledgement  Traditional_GIS  xFirstNation xPOC xNorthAmerica  xUSA  xCheyenne

 

 

HUMAN COMMUNITIES

Communities, collaborations, resources, sustainable development

“Building Community” is the conf theme in  2010 and 2007

xHuman

xTEK or xTraditional   = Traditional Ecological Knowledge

xSustainableDevelopment

xEcotourism

xEcosystemServices  (see also under Landscape)

xCommunities

xCommunity

xFisheries

xFishery

xAgriculture

xWater

xHydrology

xResources

 

Envir  justice climate change 2018

Environmental justice & urban issues -2017

Ecosystem services & agriculture-2017

Water resources & climate change 2018

Water resources 

Gis for sustainable development 2011

Conservation & development impact issues 2019

Agriculture & water management 2019

Fisheries, rivers & marine 2019

Fishing communities and sustainability 2015

Agriculture fisheries food security 2018

Sustainable development and agriculture 2013

Fisheries 2013

 

xHistorical  = Historical preservation

xPreservation 

xArchaeology

xUNESCO

 

Cultural landscape analysis 2012

Gis for cultural resources protection 2011

Cultural & community values 2014

 

 

PLANNING & DECISIONMAKING

xPlan

xDesign

xPrioritization

xFuture

xHotSpot

xDecisionSupport

 

Conservation planning 2019

Conservation planning 2011

Planning & climate change track-2017

Habitat planning 2011

Landscape planning 2011

Regional landscape planning 2018

Planning for climate change 2018

Conservation planning & climate change-2017

Landcover classification & analysis-2017

Conservation planning & prioritization-2017

Coastal conservation & planning -2017

conservation planning coast to coast -2017

Planning & communities track  2016

Conservation planning from local land trusts to transnational 2016

Conservation planning and design 2015

Visions of our conservation future 2013

Planning protected areas at continental scales 2013

Conservation planning at watershed scales 2013

Decision support tools and energy development 2013

Conservation planning and land tenure 2013

Conservation planning at regional scales 2013

Landadvisor and the landscape collaborative panel discussion 2012

Planning for wildlife 2012

Conservation planning and development 2012

Conservation planning for the future 2012

Land prioritization 2012

Mapping hot spots 2012

Mapping conservation value 2012

Gis-based conservation planning tools 2010

Special session support for esri press conservation planning book from scgis members 2010

Conservation decisions, discovery, and dss tools 2010

Gis for regional conservation planning 2009

 

COLLABORATION

xCollaboration

xPPP  or  xPublic      =  Public Participation Planning

xCitizen  or xCitizenScience =   Citizen Science

 

“Community Conservation ” was the SCGIS conf theme in 2012

Collaborations & cooperation 2019

Community mapping & public participation 2014

Session 4: participatory forest mapping-2017

Online & collaborative technologies for citizen engagement 2016

Wildlife agencies, enterprise gis and social forces  2015

Volunteer geographic information and participatory mapping 2013

Conservation with local communities and stakeholders 2013

Building resilience panel discussion 2012

Participatory mapping 2012

Collaborative processes for conservation 2011

Landscapes and human communities 2010

Gis for community-based conservation 2009

 

 

 

TECHNOLOGY BASED:

including Data, Apps, Imagery & tech training

 

xTech

xTools 

xApps

xSurvey123  (often written as survey 123)

xProtectedAreaManager

xArcGIS

xArcGISApps

xArcGISPro

xArcGISOnline

xArcGISEnterprise

xArcGISPortal

xArcGISHub

xArcGISNotebook

xExperienceBuilder

xCrowdsourceManager

xQuickCapture

xCollector

xDevelopment

xWebAppBuilder

xAppStudio

xGeoplanner

xGreenInfrastructure

xStorymap

xArcGISSolutions

xConservationSolutions

 

Tools for conservation gis 2019

Tech open source 2018

Conservation gis apps-2017

Conservation apps  2016

 

xMobile

Tech mobile uav 2018

Mobile & field tech for conservation gis-2017

"An Introduction to Mobile FIeld Data Collection in ArcGIS”  2017 Workshop

 

xData

xGeodatabase

xEnterprise

xLivingAtlas

Data mining 2018

National and Global Conservation Data and Uses 2013

 

xDrones

xSensors

xCameraTrap

Drones -2017

Drones/uav for conservation 2016

Use of sUAV Data for Conservation  2015

 

xOnline

xWeb

Conservation GIS Online 2012

GIS on the Web 2011

 

xAnalysis    Conservation analytical methods

xStatistics

xMARXAN

xMAXENT

xArcGISInsights

xLocationAnalytics

xRstatistics

xRbridge

xVisualization

New technologies for conservation showcase  2016

Introduction to Marxan Workshop 2014

Conservation Methods & Apps 2014

GIS Analysis Tools and Methods 2013

Ecological Methods and Tools I 2012

GIS Techniques and Technologies 2011

GIS for Awareness and Visualization 2009

 

 

TECH: REMOTE SENSING & IMAGERY

(remote sensing was the SCGIS conf theme in 2015)

xImagery

xRemote   =  xRemote Sensing   

xLIDAR

xNDVI

xNAIP

xLANDSAT

Remote sensing remote sensing methods & science 2019

Remote sensing and gis 2012

Conservation remote sensing 2012

Conservation remote sensing panel discussion 2012

 image processing & analsys in arcgis " 2017 workshop

Remote sensing forest remote sensing 2019

Gis and remote sensing techniques for forest assessment and conservation 2010

Rs for deforestation and reforestation 2016

Rs for assessing mangroves and invasives 2016

 

xChangeDetection

Remote sensing 1 change detections 2019

Remote sensing for landscape change 2018

Rs and ndvi for vegetation assessment and change detection 2016

Remote sensing and landscape change 2013

 

xImageryMethods

Rs methods for snow assesment, land cover and habitat  2016

Remote sensing & lidar methods 2015

Remote sensing methods for critical habitat modelling  2015

Wildlife remote sensing 2012

 

 

 

PRACTICE-BASED  

are talks whose main focus is the type of conservation practice, which tend to be either geographically defined such as landscapes, habitats, ocean, parks, watersheds, forests,  OR biologically defined such as species or vegetation, or Threat defined such as Climate Change, Pollution, Habitat loss, water quality, environmental quality, drought, invasives.   These talks focus on ecosystems, landscapes, species and the environmental threats that affect them.

 

CONSERVATION BASED PRACTICES:

Practices across both genres of conservation: land & biology

xConservation

xModelling

xMonitoring

xManagement

xSurvey

xInventory

 

HABITATS & WILDLIFE -CENTRIC SESSIONS

xWildlife

Gis for wildlife conservation 2019

Wildlife methods 2012

Wildlife species conservation 2011

Wildlife management and monitoring 2010

International conservation  (wildlife mostly) 2011

Gis for wildlife 2009

 

xHumanWildlife = Human Wildlife Conflicts

xConflict    Any kinds of conflict

xEnforcement

xAntipoaching

xHabitat

 

Human wildlife threats 2019

Human wildlife conflict 2018

Wildlife/human conflict 2013

Habitat models 2018

Habitat mapping & landcover change -2017

Habitat suitability and endangered species 2013

Birds & wetlands: gis for bird habitat analysis & change detection  2016

Habitat suitability modelling 2015

Monitoring habitat conservation land cover change 2015

Gis for wildlife habitat modeling 2009

Restoration and habitat management 2014

Habitat mapping 2011

Gis tools for wildlife habitats 2010

 

LANDSCAPE CENTRIC: FORESTS, RESERVES, ECOSYSTEMS

xProtected  of xProtectedArea = Protected Area

xResearchReserve

xReserve

xPark

Wildlife reserve mgmt 2018

Land  & marine reserves 2018

Landscape and protected area mapping 2015

Conservation reserve design 2014

Parks and reserves management 2013

Gis in protected areas 2009

Gis in protected areas 2011

 

Landscape Types

xMountain

xDesert

xGrassland

xForest

Forests gis 2018

Forest conservation & corridor design 2015

Gis for forest protection and restoration 2009

 

Landscape Processes, Landscape Conservation

xFire

Fire & conservation 2019

Forests and fire 2014

 

xSuccession

xRestoration

xReforestation

xDeforestation

xDisturbance

xMitigation

xLandscape

xLandscapeThreat

Landscape change analysis 2015

Landscape threats and habitat destruction  2015

 

xSoil

xEcology

xGeology

xHydrology

xTerrainModel

xEcosystem

xEcosystemServices

xNaturalCapital

Aquatic & terrestrial ecosystem conservation and restoration 2016

Mapping fine-scale topoclimates and microclimates 2018 workshop

Land classification and mapping 2015

Land use/land cover 2014

Watersheds 2014

Regional connectivity 2012

Special session: large landscape conservation at the regional scale 2010

Special session: transborder and continental-scale large landscape conservation gis 2010

Special session: novel tools and approaches to large landscape conservation gis 2010

National conservation gis 2009

 

 

MARINE & AQUATIC SESSIONS

(Marine was 2017 & 2013 Conference Themes)

xMarineTech

Remote sensing marine workshop 2018

Remote sensing & coastal sea level 2018

 

xMarineWildlife

Marine mammals -2017

Marine animals-2017

Marine biodiversity 2016

Large marine animals and apex predators, from whales to sharks 2016

Marine Wildlife 2012

GIS for Marine Species 2011

 

xMarineEcosystem

Mapping & Conserving Coastal Habitats 2015

Marine Reserves & Ecosystems 2014

Marine Habitats and Reserves 2013

Marine Planning 2012

Marine ecology -2017

Marine and Aquatic Conservation at Regional Scales 2013

Coastal, Marine, and Aquatic Conservation 2011

Marine Special Session 2013

 

xMarineThreat

Marine Indicators of Pollution 2014

 

AQUATIC FRESHWATER & RIVER

xWetlands 

xEstuary

xMangrove

xAquatic

xFreshwater

Aquatic habitats track, tue (chapel): -2017

Aquatic habitats & aquatic restoration-2017

Freshwater and Riparian Habitats 2013

GIS and Aquatic Resources 2011

Freshwater Special Session 2013

 

xLake  

xRiver

Lake and River Conservation Methods 2015

River Conservation 2014

Conservation of Rivers and Streams 2013

 

 

BIOLOGY-CENTRIC  PRACTICES

(Species Distribution was Scgis DC Conf Theme in 2015)

SPECIES-BASED CONSERVATION

 

xSpecies

xGenetics

xReintroduction

xEndangered

xExtinct

xVeterinary

xEpidemiology

xRehabilitation

xDisease

xRare

xEndemic

xDiversity

xBiodiversity

xHeritage

xDistribution

Species diversity. Tracking and distribution 2019

Species dist modelling 2018 workshop

Species distribution models 2018

 

xSpeciesConservation

xSpeciesAnalysis

Endangered species conservation methods 2016

Species methods and models 2016

Gis in wildlife analysis 2009

Wildlife, scale, and time: special topics in scale and time 2010

 

xMovement

xTracking

xCorridor

xConnectivity

Species movement & modelling 2014

Species & biodiversity track models & marine 2016

Wildlife analysis and corridor methods 2013

Connectivity & corridors 2019

Corridors 2018

Corridor design 2012

Wildlife habitat connectivity (all day track) 2011

Wildlife corridors 2011

Wildlife movement, corridors, and connectivity 2010

 

xInvasive

Invasive animals 2014

 

xPlant 

xBotany

xVegetation

Vegetation & botanical conservation 2019

Vegetation gis 2018

Vegetation analysis-2017

Plant conservation & biogeography 2014

 

xCoralReef     

xInvertebrate

xVertebrate

xReptile

xFish

xBird

Species birds 2018

Session 1: birds-2017

Avian conservation 2014

Bird conservation 2012

Gis tools for bird conservation 2010

 

xPrimate

xWhale

xDolphin

xElephant

xCat

xMammal

Session 1: mammal conservation  scholars-2017

Endangered species methods 2: endangered cats 2016

Primate Conservation 2014

Mammal Conservation 2014

 

 

 

THREAT-CENTRIC PRACTICES

xClimateChange   

xREDD

xResilience

xSeaLevelRise

(climate change is conf theme in 2016)

Planning for climate change 2019

Climate change coastal impacts & sea level rise 2016

Climate resilience - forests & water 2016

Ecological resilience 2012

Cc landscape impacts

Cc drought: drought effects on human communities 2016

Cc extremes: flooding & stormwater 2016

Cc water : water availability and ecosystem services 2016

Cc vegetation: climate change physical effects on veg & the landscape 2016

Climate change and sea level rise in coastal/marine environments  2015

Climate change & remote sensing in urban communities & rural watersheds  2015

Water modeling and climate change 2013

Forest ecology and climate change 2013

Wildlife models and climate change 2013

Gis in climate change 2011

Climate change impacts in forest ecosystems 2010

Climate change and conservation planning in coastal ecosystems 2010

Climate change and communities 2010

Gis and climate change issues 2009

Forecasting climate change effects on species distributions: approaches for reducing uncertainty 2009

 

xThreat

xHealth

xHazard

xDisaster

xEnvironmental

xEnergy

xStormwater

xFlood

xLandslide

xPollution

xHabitatLoss

xLogging

Environmental impacts-2017

water quality & image analysis-2017

Gis methods for environmental pollution 2016

Energy, pollution & economics 2014

Anthropogenic impacts analysis and mapping  2015

Water pollution 2013

Natural and environmental hazards 2013

Human impacts on conservation 2010

Gis for environmental impacts 2009

Mapping and mitigating anthropogenic habitat loss 2015

 

INSTITUTIONS, NGOS's  & SOCIETIES

xMuseum

xHerbarium

xZoo

xConservancy

xLandTrust

xInstitution

xNGO

xEducation, 

xCapacity 

xHistory  = Scgis Institutional History

xECP = Esri Conservation Program    x1999ECPTalk   or xEcpTalk1999 

xConservationReference

xConservationGIS

xSCGIS 

xSCGISChapter

xSCGISBoard  can also add on years of service

xConservationGISAlliance

xCTSP  =  Conservation Tech Support Program

xCNPS = Calif Native Plant Society

Special Topics in Conservation Training and GIS Capacity Building 2010

GIS in Conservation Education 2009

Tech session  Starting and Operating Local SCGIS Chapters 2009

GIS Building Conservation Capacity, Partnerships, and Collaboration 2009

Comments

Hi!

I see that for this year, under “Species-based conservation sessions”, there will be a workshop on “Species dist modelling 2018”. Do we have to sign up to take part of it, or is it open to anyone who wants to attend without number restrictions?

Thanks!

Hi, Workshops within the SCGIS conference are open to anyone who wants to attend, but in case it's standing room only, arrive earlier to be sure of finding a seat.

Thanks for the information Charles!

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