Wide-ranging carnivores and development permits: constructing a multi-scale model to evaluate impacts on the Florida panther

  title={Wide-ranging carnivores and development permits: constructing a multi-scale model to evaluate impacts on the Florida panther},
  author={David S. Maehr and Jonathan P. Deason},
  journal={Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy},
  • D. Maehr, J. Deason
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Geography
  • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy
Abstract A new endangered species habitat evaluation method based on spatial variables and behavior was developed and applied in a recent development permit application process in south Florida. It utilizes aspects of habitat quality, landscape arrangement, movement tendencies, and human disturbance to generate an empirical approach to estimating functional equivalent units of ideal Florida panther (Pumaconcolorcoryi) habitat. The model can be used by permitting agencies to ensure an objective… Expand

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