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Through a unique combination of consulting services and software solutions, we help government agencies, industry,
academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations from around the world deliver ecological forecasts to decision makers.

Discover Our Services.

Through a unique combination of consulting services and software solutions, we help government agencies, industry, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations from around the world deliver ecological forecasts to decision makers.

Ecological Modeling

The core of our business is developing transparent, state-of-the-art models in support of ecological forecasting. We work closely with our clients and other experts to translate their ecological understanding into appropriate models.

Our major areas of focus include modeling land cover and vegetation change, population dynamics of animals and disease, and ecosystem services such as carbon and habitat connectivity. We also specialize in integrating big data (including spatial data) and uncertainty into our model forecasts.

As part of our commitment to open science, the source code for our models is generally published online; many of our models are also accompanied by peer-reviewed publications developed collaboratively with our clients.

Our Approach

Our modeling philosophy is closely aligned with the principles for fusing models, data and uncertainties outlined by Dr. Michael Dietze in his excellent book on ecological forecasting.

ecological forecasting book

Ecological Modeling

The core of our business is developing transparent, state-of-the-art models in support of ecological forecasting. We work closely with our clients and other experts to translate their ecological understanding into appropriate models.

Our major areas of focus include modeling land cover and vegetation change, population dynamics of animals and disease, and ecosystem services such as carbon and habitat connectivity. We also specialize in integrating big data (including spatial data) and uncertainty into our model forecasts.

As part of our commitment to open science, the source code for our models is generally published online; many of our models are also accompanied by peer-reviewed publications developed collaboratively with our clients.

Our Approach

Our modeling philosophy is closely aligned with the principles for fusing models, data and uncertainties outlined by Dr. Michael Dietze in his excellent book on ecological forecasting.

ecological forecasting book

Software Development

We work hand-in-hand with our clients to develop the custom software tools required in order to actually deliver model forecasts to decision makers.

These tools generally integrate both custom model scripts, written in languages such as R, Python and C#, and existing third-party model programs representing domain-specific best available science. 

Scripts and programs are typically bundled together and delivered to end-users – both as desktop and web applications – using our free SyncroSim modeling framework. 

Key Technologies

For those projects involving software development, our key technologies include:

Programming: R, Python, C#, C++, VB.NET, Java, JavaScript, PHP

Databases: SQLite, MySQL, SQL Server, Access

GIS: ArcGIS, GDAL, QGIS, GRASS

Software Development

We work hand-in-hand with our clients to develop the custom software tools required in order to actually deliver model forecasts to decision makers.

These tools generally integrate both custom model scripts, written in languages such as R, Python and C#, and existing third-party model programs representing domain-specific best available science. 

Scripts and programs are typically bundled together and delivered to end-users – both as desktop and web applications – using our free SyncroSim modeling framework. 

Key Technologies

For those projects involving software development, our key technologies include:

Programming: R, Python, C#, C++, VB.NET, Java, JavaScript, PHP

Databases: SQLite, MySQL, SQL Server, Access

GIS: ArcGIS, GDAL, QGIS, GRASS

Training and Support

A key element of working with us is the ongoing support we provide for all our tools and services. Since the company’s inception in 2007, our goal has always been to respond to our clients’ questions within one business day. We are also experts in workshop facilitation, working interactively with clients and stakeholders to build their forecasting solutions from the ground-up. In addition, we regularly offer customized software training in the software tools we develop. Hourly support can also be purchased online, as required, at any time and in any amount. 

Free SyncroSim Support 

Our SyncroSim family of software tools includes a wide range of free training and support materials, including online documentation, instructional videos, and discussion forum

Training and Support

A key element of working with us is the ongoing support we provide for all our tools and services. Since the company’s inception in 2007, our goal has always been to respond to our clients’ questions within one business day. We are also experts in workshop facilitation, working interactively with clients and stakeholders to build their forecasting solutions from the ground-up. In addition, we regularly offer customized software training in the software tools we develop. Hourly support can also be purchased online, as required, at any time and in any amount. 

Free SyncroSim Support 

Our SyncroSim family of software tools includes a wide range of free training and support materials, including online documentation, instructional videos, and discussion forum. 

Focus Areas

Landscape Change

We develop tools and techniques for forecasting changes in vegetation and land use/land cover.

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Populations Dynamics

We predict the dynamics of animal populations & disease, including COVID-19.

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Ecosystem Services

We analyze and forecast the fate of ecosystem services, including carbon, animal habitat, and habitat connectivity.

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Focus Areas

Landscape Change

We develop tools and techniques for forecasting changes in vegetation and land use/land cover.

Details →

Populations Dynamics

We predict the dynamics of animal populations & disease, including COVID-19.

Details →

Ecosystem Services

We analyze and forecast the fate of ecosystem services, including carbon, animal habitat, and habitat connectivity.

Details →