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SyncroSim 2023 User Conference

Highlights from the SyncroSim User Conference

SyncroSim 2023 User Conference
Participants at the SyncroSim 2023 User Conference.

The SyncroSim 2023 User Conference, held this past September in Fort Collins Colorado, was a great success, bringing together SyncroSim users from across government, industry, NGOs, and academia – from folks working with SyncroSim to support decisions in complex ecological systems, to developers of SyncroSim packages and the core SyncroSim software.


The conference kicked-off with a memorable keynote presentation by Jim Smith, the Project Lead for The Nature Conservancy’s LANDFIRE Team.

Next, more than 25 contributed talks showcased the diversity of applications of SyncroSim, including:

  • Applied conservation across a wide range of ecosystems and spatial scales
  • Forecasting the effects of landscape change on various ecosystem services
  • Incorporating new models within SyncroSim, including models of species distribution, connectivity and fire behavior
  • Novel approaches for parameterizing models and integrating multiple sources of data

Talks were recorded and are available to watch on the ApexRMS YouTube channel.

A thank you note

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to SyncroSim 2023 and to the entire SyncroSim user community for continuing to work together to ensure the quality, usability, and sustainability of SyncroSim.

The SyncroSim User Conference was hosted and sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, and co-sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Apex Resource Management Solutions.