A beta version of ST-Sim version 1.3 is now available for download at http://www.apexrms.com/projects/stsm. Some key features included in this version:
- The ability to specify probability distributions for transition targets.
- The ability to stratify the simulation landscape according to two independent categories. Typically these are ecological and jurisdictional.
- The ability to define transition attributes such as management costs, timber volume harvested and C02 emissions.
- The ability to set targets such as restoration budgets on transition attributes.
Support for the new features in this release has come from The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Geological Survey.