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Linking climate and land use in California

By Bronwyn Rayfield | August 15, 2019

Links between climate change and land use are in the news around the world this week following the publication of a special report on the topic…

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Developing an expert elicited model to evaluate invasive species and fire management alternatives

By Leonardo Frid | May 10, 2019

A recent study published in the journal Ecosphere showcases the development of a landscape model that combines a state-and-transition simulation model developed in ST-Sim with a…

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Simulating nature based solutions to climate change

By Leonardo Frid | April 29, 2019

A recent report by the Nature Conservancy and Next 10 shows that nature based solutions to climate change can be a cost-effective means of reducing…

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A novel approach for biodiversity conservation under climate change

By Leonardo Frid | March 12, 2019

A recent paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution proposes that traditional networks of permanent protected areas may be more effective at conserving biodiversity…

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Early registration ends Feb. 19 for landscape simulation modeling course with ST-Sim

By Leonardo Frid | February 19, 2019

Early registration ends Tuesday, Feb 19! This two-day online course establishes the fundamentals attendees need to use the free ST-Sim software to develop spatially-explicit, integrated models of…

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Expanding protected areas within Canada

By Leonardo Frid | January 7, 2019

Opportunities to expand Canada’s protected area system are the focus of a new study published in a special issue on Biodiversity and Protected Areas in…

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Assessing ecological connectivity in the St. Lawrence Lowlands

By Leonardo Frid | November 2, 2018

Bronwyn Rayfield recently conducted a broad-scale, multi-species connectivity assessment across the entire St. Lawrence Lowlands in collaboration with Andrew Gonzalez, at McGill University. Read the…

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Recent paper estimates the historic ecosystem carbon balance for the continental United States

By Leonardo Frid | August 28, 2018

A recent study led by the US Geological Survey published in the journal Environmental Research Letters used ST-Sim to estimate the ecosystem carbon balance for…

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Engaging stakeholders in the development of simulation models to inform resource management

By Leonardo Frid | May 22, 2018

This journal article by Brian Miller and others, published in the journal Ecosphere, demonstrates how a scenario planning process can be combined with a state-and-transition…

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ST-Sim course + workshop on modeling land use change and carbon: June 12-14

By Leonardo Frid | April 18, 2018

Course & Workshop Sponsored by California Air Resources Board U.S. Geological Survey Apex Resource Management Solutions This unique event begins with a two-day online course…

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