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The South Florida Ecosystem Portfolio Model
Entry ID: USGS_sFloridaPM
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Summary
Abstract: There are intense development pressures in the lands outside of the Urban Development Boundary in Miami-Dade County, Florida, impacting both the Everglades and Biscayne National Parks. On-going land use/cover changes related to decisions whether to develop/preserve/restore individual parcels will cumulatively affect ecological, environmental, and socioeconomic patterns in complex ways. The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a prototype for a web-enabled geospatial information tool (the South Florida EPM) that screens future land use/cover patterns in terms of user-weighted ecological (local and landscape) criteria, water quality criteria, and socioeconomic indicators. The criteria and indicators are chosen to be sensitive to land use/cover, relevant to decision-makers and stakeholders, and indicative of future trends. An example of user-weighted ecological criteria is shown below, along with the evaluation results.

This project makes use of contributions from conservation ecology, landscape ecology, decision science, real estate economics, ecological economics, urban planning, GIS analysis, and web technologies. The web-based EPM will contribute to improved public understanding and awareness of the complex ecological, environmental, and socioeconomic issues involved in land use decisions in Southeast Florida.

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Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The South Florida Ecosystem Portfolio Model project website.
Service Citation
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey
Title: The South Florida Ecosystem Portfolio Model
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://geography.wr.usgs.gov/science/sFloridaPM.html
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
Access Constraints
Contact Bill Labiosa (blabiosa@usgs.gov) regarding access to this model.
Service Provider
Western Region Geography, Geography Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

Service Provider Personnel
Name: USGS WESTERN PUBLICATIONS GROUP
Phone: 650-329-5057
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Rd, MS 951
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

BILL LABIOSA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 650-329-4279
Email: blabiosa at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
345 Middlefield Road Mail Stop 531
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-09-23
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-06-01
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