Event Title

Conservation problems in Italy

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 10:55 AM

Project Type

Poster

Description

I researched how to determine the best locations to conserve. To complete this project, I learned how to solve the optimization problems and what factors should we care when we determine the best places to conserve. There are several kinds of solution for optimization problems and various factors which are worth to consider. Therefore, we firstly needed to determine which way of solution for optimization problems should be used, and which kinds of factors should be considered. After I learned the basic of the optimization problems by reading some researches, I then applied what I learned into actual data. As a source of data, I used the Natura 2000 data in Italy. The difficult part is to clean the data and set it up so that I can solve the optimization problem. Of course, I got advice from my mentor, but there were lots of things that I cannot understand yet. Therefore, this project includes to perform self research a lot, and read relevant other researches.

Faculty Sponsor

Sahan T. M. Dissanayake

CLAS Field of Study

Natural Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1621

Comments

CARA Scholars Session

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Apr 30th, 9:00 AM Apr 30th, 10:55 AM

Conservation problems in Italy

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

I researched how to determine the best locations to conserve. To complete this project, I learned how to solve the optimization problems and what factors should we care when we determine the best places to conserve. There are several kinds of solution for optimization problems and various factors which are worth to consider. Therefore, we firstly needed to determine which way of solution for optimization problems should be used, and which kinds of factors should be considered. After I learned the basic of the optimization problems by reading some researches, I then applied what I learned into actual data. As a source of data, I used the Natura 2000 data in Italy. The difficult part is to clean the data and set it up so that I can solve the optimization problem. Of course, I got advice from my mentor, but there were lots of things that I cannot understand yet. Therefore, this project includes to perform self research a lot, and read relevant other researches.

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