Director, Center for Landscape Conservation Planning, Research Associate, GeoPlan Center
Department of Landscape Architecture
office: 148 ARCH
- Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, 2003
- Master of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, 1992
- B.A. in History and Science, Harvard University, 1989
Dr. Hoctor’s research interests include the application of landscape ecology and conservation biology to regional planning, greenway and wildlife corridor design, large carnivore ecology and conservation, focal species habitat modeling, and Geographic Information Systems applications in conservation planning. He has served as a co-principal investigator on a variety of regional-scale conservation analysis and planning projects including the Florida Ecological Greenways Network with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Southeastern Ecological Framework, The Nature Conservancy’s Florida ecoregional planning process, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s South Florida Multi-Species and Ecosystem Recovery Plan, and the Department of Defense’s Sustainable Ranges initiative. His current projects include the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida Critical Lands and Waters Identification Project, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Cooperative Conservation Blueprint, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District Land Use and Management Decision Support System and Conservation Land Acquisition Project Reassessment.