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Thomas Scott Hoctor
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Center for Landscape Conservation Planning
University: University of Florida
Director: Thomas Hoctor
Address: 331 Arch, PO Box 115701
Gainesville, FL 32611-5701
Phone: 352-392-5037
Fax: 352-392-3308
Type: University Institute or Center
Mission: The Center conducts applied research on the relationship between conservation and land use while providing learning opportunities for students. Results of the Center's research will be used to influence public policy through education and direct involvement in the application of relevant science, technology, and planning principles and methods to conservation analysis, planning, and management. A primary goal is research and education regarding the importance of protecting green infrastructure for maintaining both healthy ecosystems and human communities. Green infrastructure is defined as "the natural support system that maintains native species and natural ecological services, sustains air and water resources and contributes to the health and quality of life for human communities" (Benefit 2000). Green infrastructure promotes the critical concept that ecosystem function, biodiversity, and the health of human communities are inextricably linked.
Research Descriptors: Environmental Conservation
Environmental Policy
Environmental Protection
Land Use

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