Biogeographic Characterization and Assessment
The Center for Spatial Analysis employs specialists from marine,
freshwater, and terrestrial arenas to develop spatially explicit
models identifying Florida's priority lands and waters for
conservation of biodiversity. A variety of tools and methods are
employed that result in a diverse line of products and services.
This project consists of three long-term monitoring
projects, as well as to obtain information about the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary and the Water Quality Protection
Scientists at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) have been developing habitat suitability models that predict spatial distributions and relative abundance of fish and invertebrate species in Florida estuaries.