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The documentation for Marxan includes technical information about how Marxan works, how to use Marxan, and how to troubleshoot when faced with common problems.

Book Chapter

Ball, I.R., H.P. Possingham, and M. Watts. 2009. Marxan and relatives: Software for spatial conservation prioritisation. Chapter 14: Pages 185-195 in Spatial conservation prioritisation: Quantitative methods and computational tools. Eds Moilanen, A., K.A. Wilson, and H.P. Possingham. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. 

Decision Point Special Issue

Decision Point - Special Marxan Issue - October 2010 

Decision Point is the magazine of the Environmental Decision Group, a network that has played a critical role in the development of Marxan. This special issue brings together case studies, editorials and research ideas on how Marxan can be used. It is an excellent introduction to the world of Marxan (and conservation planning) for those wishing to join that world.

User Manuals

Marxan

Ball, I.R., and H.P. Possingham, 2000. MARXAN (V1.8.2): Marine Reserve Design Using Spatially Explicit Annealing, a Manual.

Game, E.T. and H.S. Grantham, 2008. Marxan User Manual: For Marxan version 1.8.10. University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia, and Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Marxan in Spanish

Game, E. T. y H. S. Grantham. (2008). Manual del Usuario de Marxan: Para la versión Marxan 1.8.10. Universidad de Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia, y la Asociación para la Investigación y Análisis Marino del Pacífico, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadá. *NEW!* 

Marxan with Zones

Watts, M.E., C.K. Klein, R. R. Stewart, I. R. Ball, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Marxan with Zones (V1.0.1): Conservation Zoning using Spatially Explicit Annealing, a Manual.

Marxan with Zones in Spanish

Watts, M.E., C.K. Klein, R. R. Stewart, I. R. Ball, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Marxan con Zonas (V1.0.1): Conservación por zonas mediante calibración espacial explicita.

Zonae Cogito

Watts, M.E., R.R. Stewart, D. Segan, L. Kircher and H.P. Possingham. 2011. Using the Zonae Cogito Decision Support System, a Manual.

Good Practices Handbook

Ardron, J. H.P. Possingham and C.J. Klein (Eds.),Version 2, 2010. Marxan good practices handbook. University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia, and Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (3.69 MB) also available at PacMARA

Good Practices Handbook in Spanish

Ardron, J.A., Possingham, H.P., y Klein, C.J. (eds) 2008. Guía para las Buenas Prácticas de Marxan. Versión 2; Abril, 2013. Asociación para la Investigación y Análisis Marino del Pacífico, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 179 páginas. (1.9 MB) also available at PacMARA


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For additional support on how to use Marxan, please visit the Teaching & Learning section. 

 



Marxan at Work
CLUZ is an ArcView GIS interface written by Robert Smith at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology that provides users with a dynamic connection with Marxan.

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