Predictive Analytics Helps The Strategic Conservation Planning At The Three Poles (Arctic, Antarctic and Hindu Kush-Himalaya)

AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Falk Huettmann, a wildlife ecologist and professor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, is giving an oral presentation at the US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) 2013 Annual Symposium in Austin, Texas where he will share how predictive analytics has assisted his findings in a presentation titled "Status of Landscapes and Ecology at the Three Poles (Arctic, Antarctic and Hindu Kush-Himalaya): Towards Strategic Conservation Planning Based on a Global Review and Assessment." The presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at 1 p.m.

In the words of Dr. Huettmann, "The three poles contain most ice and snow in the world. They are the climate chambers of the earth, but still poorly considered and for their ecological services, biodiversity, landscape interactions and cultural settings. Based on Huettmann (2012) here I present a first coherent overview and assessment of the three poles, their assembled GIS data, landscapes, biodiversity, ecological service and climate outlook. Each polar landscape gets summarized for its commonalities, uniqueness and environmental geopolitical role (past and future using IPCC scenarios). The role of watersheds, and atmospheric pollution (e.g. Brown Cloud and Jet Stream Contamination) get discussed specifically. Finally, I present for the three poles a Strategic Conservation Planning hexagon priority map. This analysis is based on a MARXAN model and first publicly available data that take into account the snow and ice affinities of birds (seabirds and pheasants) for a 'global perspective' conservation management."

This abstract to his presentation shows much promise to an enticing and educational session at US-IALE 2013 Annual Symposium. Additional presentations by Dr. Huettmann (from other speaking engagements) are available on the Salford Systems website, including Global Modeling in Biodiversity and Climate Change.

About Salford Systems
Founded in 1983, Salford Systems specializes in providing new-generation data mining and predictive modeling software and consulting services for industries such as banking, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, retail and catalog sales, and education. The company's CART®, MARS®, TreeNet® and RandomForests® data mining software is currently installed in over 3,500 sites worldwide, including 300 major universities. Salford Systems is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit or telephone (619) 543-8880.

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