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					REVIEW OF DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR FOREST BIODIVERSITY – NCSSF PROJECT A10
     This document uses Microsoft Word “form” fields, which restrict data entry to the grey areas (use Tab or mouse to move between them). Please fill it out using Word, save it, and e-mail it back to sgordon@iforest.com Help text is available for fields marked with a „*‟ – select the box and press F1. For help with the form or question clarification please contact Sean Gordon (Tel: 503-853-4865 Oregon). Results are available on our project web site: http://ncseonline.org/ncssf/dss

1. System name: 1.1. Acronym: 2. Summary [1-2 sentence summary of system]

3. Brief overview [purpose & capabilities, especially for addressing forest biodiversity issues] 4. Major DSS components [if important for understanding tool & capabilities] 4.1. 5. System focus Choice Definitions 1. DSS (or component) designed to specifically address forest biodiversity issues 2. DSS designed primarily for biodiversity issues [select] 3. DSS designed primarily for forestry issues 4. General purpose DSS with known applications to forest biodiversity 5.1. Comments: 6. General DSS approaches used 6.1. simulation 6.2. optimization 6.3. evaluation 6.4. Other/Comments: 7. Types of information used 7.1. completely user defined * (help text available, select box & press F1) 7.2. management interventions 7.3. biophysical 7.4. economic 7.5. social 7.6. Comments:

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8. Typical spatial extent of application 8.1. user defined 8.2. regional (variety of ecosystems) 8.3. multi-owner forest ecosystem 8.4. single ownership forest 8.5. site / project 8.6. Comments: 9. Typical unit of data input 9.1. completely user defined 9.2. vegetation class / metapopulation 9.3. stand / local population 9.4. individual tree / animal 9.5. Comments: 10. Spatial analysis & display capabilities Analysis Display 10.1. integrated GIS capabilities 10.2. facilitates links to GIS (wizards, etc.) 10.3. provides standard data import/export formats 10.4. none 10.5. Comments: 11. Abilities to address interdisciplinary, multi-scaled, and political issues [Since these concepts are rather vague, including brief descriptions is very important here] 11.1. 11.2. 11.3. 11.4. 11.5. 11.6. evaluate interactions between different basic information types (biophysical, economic, social) * (help text available, select box & press F1) Brief description: produce coordinated results for decision makers operating at different spatial scales * Brief description: facilitate social negotiation and learning * Brief description:

12. Support for specific influences on forest habitat 12.1. completely user defined Support definitions: 12.2. timber harvest 12.3. land use change X = includes specific modeling support 12.4. climate change L = links to another system which models this 12.5. biological influence (pests, pathogens, invasives) a = does not specifically facilitate modeling this 12.6. fire influence, but a documented application 12.7. Other/Comments: involving this influence is available

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13. Support for general classes of biodiversity indicators [based on the Montreal Process Criteria & Indicators framework] 13.1. indicators are completely user defined Coarse filter measures 13.2. Forest types 13.3. Forest age classes or successional stages 13.4. Forest management classes (incl. protected areas) 13.5. Fragmentation of forest types Fine filter measures 13.6. Species richness measures 13.7. Species viability measures * 13.8. Species distribution measures 13.9. Species abundance measures 13.10. Comments: 14. Types of decisions supported 14.1. Silvicultural 14.2. Certification 14.3. Conservation 14.4. Restoration 14.5. Transportation 14.6. Development choices / land use zoning 14.7. Policy alternatives 14.8. Other/Comments: 15. Types of outputs produced [tables, maps, 3-D visualizations, pre-programmed summaries, etc] 15.1. 16. Biodiversity-related Applications / Examples of use in decision processes [publication citations or descriptive title, time period active, contact name & phone/e-mail] 16.1. 17. Transferability 17.1. Development status: [select] 17.2. Individualized assistance from the developer is [select] for installation & configuration 17.3. Available for download from the Internet: 17.4. Cost: [select] 17.5. Compatible Operating Systems: MS DOS | MS Windows 3.x | 95/98 | NT | 2000 | XP Web-based | Unix variants | Macintosh versions | Other 17.6. Other software needed (and costs): 17.7. Documentation: 17.8. Training available: 17.9. Support available: 17.10. Prerequisite knowledge: 17.11. Level of effort to become functional: 17.12. Data requirements: 17.13. Comments:

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18. Extent of use [a group of users applying the tool to the same problem is one user-application] 18.1. [select] user-applications to biodiversity issues 18.2. [select] user-applications to other issues 18.3. Comments: 19. Future development plans 20. Developer / Distributor contact 20.1. 20.2. E-mail: Web site:

21. Other sources of information [literature, web sites, etc.] 21.1.

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