Over fifty ecologists, land managers, and decision makers participated in the Second State-and-Transition Simulation Modelling (STSM) Conference, hosted and sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, and co-sponsored by the DOI North Central Climate Science Center, The Nature Conservancy and Apex Resource Management Solutions. The proceedings will be published in early 2015 in AIMS Environmental Science. As of April 9th, two of the papers have been published in this special issue. Check-in regularly as several more are in peer review. Find out more at www.stsm2014.org.