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Spatial Prioritization with Marxan (MRXN01)

5th March 2018 - 9th March 2018

£260.00 - £480.00

Course Overview:

Marxan (Ian Ball and Hugh Possingham, 2000) is a software program used to support the design of marine and terrestrial reserves.  Marxan is now used by over 6000 people in 150 countries, making it the most the most widely used conservation planning tool in the world. In simple terms, Marxan analyzes scientific and geographic data to help users allocate space in ways that maximize values such as biodiversity, land value, cultural significance, and economic productivity whilst minimizing cost. This hands-on course will provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to use Marxan in a conservation planning exercise. The following topics will be covered in the course:

  • Key concepts in systematic conservation planning
  • Problem definition
  • Creation of planning units and using geospatial data
  • Creating the essential Marxan input files
  • Parameter setting in Marxan
  • Understanding and interpreting Marxan results
  • Post-hoc evaluation and performance metrics
  • Advanced topics: Introduction to Marxan with Zones, Marxan with Connectivity, and Marxan with Probability

Intended Audience

Students, academics and primary investigators in spatial ecology and management and environmental professionals in government and industry.

Venue – SCENE – Google MapDirections
Availability – 21 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, minibus to and from meeting point and accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 4th March and departure Friday 9th March PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PR~statistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PR~statistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.


Jennifer McGowan


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5th March 2018
9th March 2018
£260.00 - £480.00


Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom
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01360 870271