Geography Colloquium: The Center for Landscape Conservation Planning and the Florida Strategic Plan for Sustaining Military Readiness through Conservation Partnerships Project

Published: November 15th, 2017

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Image courtesy Dr. Tom Hoctor.

The Center for Landscape Conservation Planning and the Florida Strategic Plan for Sustaining Military Readiness through Conservation Partnerships Project

Speaker: Dr. Tom Hoctor

Research Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida

Director, Center for Landscape Conservation Planning, University of Florida

Thursday, November 16, 2017

3:00-3:50 PM (Period 8)

Turlington Hall Room 3012

University of Florida

All are welcome to attend.

Dr. Tom Hoctor is director of the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning at the University of Florida. He has an undergraduate degree in History and Science at Harvard University and a Masters and Ph.D. in Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology from UF. His current projects include the Florida Ecological Greenways Network, the Critical Lands and Waters Identification Project, the Identification of Florida Air Force Installation Conservation Priorities project, and working with the National Wildlife Refuge Association and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Regional Landscape Conservation Design projects in Florida and the Gulf Coast.

The Center for Landscape Conservation Planning in the UF Department of Landscape Architecture conducts applied research on the relationship between conservation and land use while providing learning opportunities for students. This includes many regional landscape-scale GIS projects identifying ecological conservation priorities and assisting land use planning at state and regional scales including the Florida Ecological Greenways Network and the Critical Lands and Waters Identification Project. The Florida Strategic Plan for Sustaining Military Readiness is an ongoing statewide project to assist all of the major Air Force installations in Florida with focal species and buffer planning in their surrounding regional landscapes. I will discuss the goals, methods, and current and planned results of the Air Force planning project as one component of efforts to plan and protect sustainable landscapes across Florida.

 

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