Marxan is the most widely used decision support software for conservation planning globally. It's used in 184 countries to build marine and terrestrial conservation systems and is the global leader in conservation land and sea use planning software.
New software: marxanio and marxanui
marxan.io is a web app. You can upload your datasets, run Marxan, edit parameters, run parameter tests, visualise output maps, figures, and tables, and publicly share your datasets.
marxanui is an R package with Marxan user interfaces for Windows, Mac and Linux. You can import your datasets, run Marxan, edit parameters, run parameter tests, and visualise output maps, figures, and tables.
Matt Watts is the webmaster.
Hugh Possingham is the big brains behind Marxan.
Ian Ball is the PhD student and Post Doc who developed Marxan C code. Marxan 1.8.10.
Matt Watts developed Marxan from October 2005 until July 2016.
Marxan acknowledges funding from the NeCTAR project as well as through the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). Nectar is an Australian Government project conducted as part of the Super Science initiative and financed by the Education Investment Fund.