CSP draws on contemporary modeling approaches to identify the key drivers of ecosystem or population dynamics over biologically relevant spatial and temporal scales. We use these tools to model land use, climate change, and adaptation scenarios and to estimate key population-level metrics such as occupancy, density, resource selection, survival, energy budgets, and disease prevalence, especially their response to management alternatives in terrestrial or marine systems. We also identify the influence of disturbance, including fire and non-native species invasion, on habitat connectivity and other fundamental ecological processes. Our work often identifies quantitatively based mitigation or restoration strategies. We specialize in applied research on protected species and habitats.
CSP has provided the Grand Canyon Trust spatial and ecological analysis of unsurpassed quality since their inception. We look forward to continuing our work with CSP as a valuable partner in science-based conservation for years to come.
CSP scientists developed an affordable, repeatable, and scientifically rigorous method to help us quantify the benefits of the use of prescribed fire and thinning projects on national forests in Arizona. We look forward to building a strong working relationship with CSP to inform the design of future conservation and monitoring projects on national forest lands.
We needed top-notch professionals who could harness spatial and statistical modeling to address complex problems and then help us understand what the analyses were showing us. CSP does not let technological barriers get in the way and their passion for their work rivals our passion for the land.
It has been great working with CSP scientists to model the distribution of feral swine in the United States. Their expertise in spatial and statistical modeling has been a tremendous help in overcoming the many technical challenges that face researchers working at very broad spatial scales. I hope to collaborate with CSP again on future projects.