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Mamun Hello Sir/Madam,

Hope you are doing well. I am Md.Mamun and Pursuing Master's course in Chungnam National University,Daejeon,South Korea under the Dept. of Biodiversity and Environmental Ecology.

I am new in research. I want to work on Risk assessment of invasive fish species , Species distribution modelling,Ecological Niche modelling, Habitat suitability Index.

I am facing many problems in my research. I am trying to know the working interface of MaxEnt,GARP,DIVA _GIS,MoDEco,Q-GIS,R programming.

I have species occurrence data with longitude and latitude. I can input this data and see my occurrence points in south korean river.

However, I also have water quality parameter data in the same occurrence points like DO,pH,water Temperature,Chl-a,Po4,SS, TN,TP,BOD,COD,EC,TDN etc.

I saw many website and papers they worked with species occurrence points with temperature ,precipitation, elevation and all of the software have same working interface.

However, I want to work on species occurrence points with my water quality parameters data and i want to present it in map. i can do with species occurrence points and see my data in map. But i do not know how can i show my water quality parameters data in the same map with same coordinate systems. I did not find any solutions.

Please give me some suggestions , recommendations. I am waiting for your favor response.

Sorry for any inconvenience .

Best regards

Chungnam National University,Daejeon,South Korea
Master's Degree
School of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Environmental Ecology Lab,305-306

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Oct 20, 2016 01:34 PM


Please help; Community at Risk
We are a small community in the south west of Ireland and our coastal community is in the verge of disaster due to coastal erosion and tidal flooding. Can someone
inform us how we can get some financial help to do some urgent dune restoration and preservation works. This is in a Special Area of Conservation and a Special Protected Area. The local council have no money to repair damage to dunes or protect from tidal flooding.
Where do we apply for funding, what programme?


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Mar 15, 2016 03:22 PM
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Dec 18, 2015 03:11 PM

collopa Thank you for your effort to define a High Nature Value of European forests as part of the study on forest naturalness, but as almost all forests in Europe are no longer primary or even secondary forests - how can we define indicators valid across Europe while only ~ 4% of the European forests can be considered as natural?
The purpose of the HNV concept seems to be designed "to better safeguard natural and semi-natural areas supporting great diversity of species and habitats". Yet most European forests are replanted ones by mankind, so what could we measure in terms of indication of naturalness (1st what do we understand by "naturalness")?
As I understand the report the focus seems to be more on forestry activities in Europe, which can also have negative impacts on biodiversity as unsustainable forest operations can lead to forest degradation and loss of biodiversity. The HNV indicator is defined by IEEP as an HNV for farmland process, to also target: "all natural forests and those semi-natural forests in Europe, where the management (historical or present) supports a high diversity of native species and habitats."
That means 4% (at best) as natural forests, thus an inventory of the biodiversity of those forests should be done to base the HNV criteria upon. The report assimilates also semi-natural forests (still to be clearly defined) as included. The report also states:" If only one or a limited number of indicators are used, erroneous conclusions may be drawn". Yet the assessment of HNV is based on 5 indicators: "naturalness (still to be defined); the degree of human influence on the ecosystem; accessibility (expressed by the steepness of terrain and thus how accessible the forest is for management); growing stock (the volume of living trees); connectivity (forest availability and distance between patches of forests i.e. the extent to which the landscape facilitates or impedes the movement of species)."

The criteria include: "rare or threatened species, endemic species"; what is the definition in this context of endemic species for forest semi-natural? How can we be sure that the species have not been imported with planted trees 4/5 centuries ago and as then have disappeared in the rest of Europe?
Thank you in advance for clarifying these points for me.

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Sep 12, 2014 10:12 AM