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Database of Biodiversity and Habitat Quantification Tools Used for Market-based Conservation in the United States

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2016-11-01
End Date
2018-01-19

Citation

Chiavacci, S.J., and Pindilli, E.J., 2018, Database of biodiversity and habitat quantification tools used for market-based conservation in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F79G5M3X.

Summary

This dataset includes quantification tools being used or developed for habitat and biodiversity markets in the United States. These tools are designed to estimate the ecological quality or functionality of a site for conservation mechanisms such as payment for ecosystem services programs, eco-label certification programs, habitat exchanges, and conservation banking. The dataset consists of 69 tools which are described using 33 criteria that provide information on the general, technical, and ecological/geographic attributes of each tool.

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Abbreviations Used.csv 1.55 KB
Database_of_Biodiversity_and_Habitat_Quantification_Tools_METADATA.xml
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Brief Guide to Understanding ScienceBase Files Associated with the Database of Biodiversity and Habitat Tools.doc 50 KB
Brief Guide to Understanding ScienceBase Files Associated with the Database of Biodiversity and Habitat Tools.pdf 363.29 KB
Database of Biodiversity and Habitat Quantification Tools.csv 76.18 KB
Database of Biodiversity and Habitat Quantification Tools.xlsx 1.03 MB
Definitions of Criteria & Terms Used.csv 33.15 KB

Purpose

The purpose of the dataset is to provide a centralized location for interested parties to access information about all habitat and biodiversity quantification tools being used or developed in the United States for market-based conservation. In 2016 and 2017, the USGS Science and Decisions Center, in collaboration with the USDA's Office of Environmental Markets, collected information about quantification tools using internet searches, literature reviews, and discussions with tool users and tool developers. The objectives of this work were to: (1) identify all quantification tools used in United States market-based conservation programs, (2) describe the features of tools using criteria that assess the geographic, ecological, and technical aspects of each tool, (3) use the information extracted from tools to explore patterns in tool features and application, and (4) offer insights into how the development of additional tools might proceed in ways that promote the improved performance of market-based conservation mechanisms.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F79G5M3X

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