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C. Ashton Drew
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KDV Decision Analysis
Lead Consultant, Owner
Areas of Expertise (GIS, hydrology, communications, etc.)
Decision Support for Conservation Planning; Knowledge Elicitation and Modeling; Fish and Wildlife Conservation; Landscape Ecology; Species-Habitat Modeling

Current Projects

  • Developing an Outcome-Based Biodiversity Metric in Support of the Field to Market Project (co-PI with A. McKerrow, J. Collazo)
  • Hierarchical Landscape Models for Endemic Unionid Mussels: Building Strategic Habitat Conservation Tools for Mussel Recovery in the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Collaborative (co-PI with T. Kwak, G. Cope, T. Augsburger)
  • Designing Manatee Protection Areas in Puerto Rico (co-PI with Jaime Collazo)
  • Linking Site Occupancy, Reproductive Success, and Management Outcomes for Strategic Habitat Conservation of King Rail (co-PI with J. Collazo)
  • Field Validation of King Rail Habitat Models in the Roanoke-Tar-Neuse-Cape Fear Ecosystem” (co-PI with J. Collazo)
  • Development of population and habitat objectives for FWS Trust Resources in the Roanoke-Tar-Neuse-Cape Fear Ecoregion of the South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative Project Area” (project implementation and management for PI J. Collazo)

C. Ashton Drew's Blog

Synopsis article on rigorous use of expert knowledge in ecological studies

A synthesis paper about use of expert knowledge in ecological research that I co-wrote with colleagues from Canada and Australia has just been published.  If you plan projects that will use experts - or if you are ever asked to serve as an expert - or if you have to review a proposal that relies on experts, you may find it interesting to read. …


Posted on August 9, 2013 at 10:00pm

New Book for Landscape Scale Conservation:

Our new book, Expert Knowledge and Its Application in Landscape Ecology (edited by Perera, Drew, and Johnson), was officially released today and may be of interest.

It's available for preview through Springer ( where you can buy the whole book or individual chapters.


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Posted on November 18, 2011 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

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At 2:34pm on November 4, 2011, John B. Gallegos said…

Hi Ashton,

Not sure what's involved with being your friend; but signed on.  thanks for the invite and welcome to our midst.  Best regards!

John G.


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