The Center for Applied Spatial Ecology (CASE) is affiliated with the USGS New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at New Mexico State University. CASE is located in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University. CASE staff have participated in a variety of research projects and have provided technical assistance to university, non-governmental organizations, local, State, and Federal agencies. Its goal is to provide technical and biological knowledge and expertise to support natural resource management across spatial and temporal scales. Research results provide managers with the ecological context needed to make management decisions at a variety of temporal and spatial scales by incorporating field investigations with the application of computer technologies. Applied research endeavors incorporate principles of biology, wildlife ecology, range ecology, landscape ecology, forestry, and conservation biology.
Current Research includes ecosystem services, Conservation Effects Assessment Program, climate change analysis, and land cover mapping.
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