Gap Analysis Project

Gap Analysis

Gap Analysis answers the following kinds of questions:

  • Where are the biodiversity conservation lands and who manages them?
  • How much of a specific plant community or animal species’ habitat is held by each type of management organization?
  • How much of a species’ habitat is on protected lands?
  • Which areas host the most species?

The Gap Analysis Process and Importance

The Gap Analysis Process and Importance

A Gap Analysis consists of mapping data layers depicting both location and conservation status of protected areas. Information about the conservation status of common species is important for decision makers, planners, researchers and others.

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Example Applications

Example Applications

Learn about some of the ways Gap Analysis in being applied.

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Date published: February 13, 2019
Status: Active

The Gap Analysis Process and Importance

A Gap Analysis consists of mapping three data layers — land cover, predicted distributions of vertebrate species, and a stewardship layer depicting both location and conservation status of protected areas. This data is then assessed to determine how much of a target species’ (plant or animal) habitat is in conserved areas.

Contacts: Kevin J Gergely, PhD, Alexa J McKerrow, PhD, Julie Prior-Magee, Lisa Johnson, Mason Croft, Anne Davidson, Leah Dunn, Mackenzie Case, Curtis Belyea, Matt Rubino, Nathan Tarr, Steve Williams, Ken Boykin, PhD
Date published: February 13, 2019
Status: Active

Gap Analysis Example Applications

Learn about some of the ways Gap Analysis is being applied.