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Marxan good practices handbook

  title={Marxan good practices handbook},
  author={Jeff. Ardron and Hugh P. Possingham and Carissa J. Klein},
Marxan is software that delivers decision support for reserve system design. Marxan was initially designed to solve a particular class of reserve design problems known as the minimum set problem (see Box 1.1) where the goal is to achieve some minimum representation of biodiversity features for the smallest possible cost. Marxan helps users to determine the possible contribution of individual areas and whole networks towards meeting their objectives. Users may use Marxan to explore and propose… 

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