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SyncroSim 2.3.5 Released

By Katie Birchard | October 1, 2021

ApexRMS has released a new version of SyncroSim – v2.3.5. This version of SyncroSim includes significant improvements and new features: Updated to version 4.8 of…

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Developing a property-specific fire risk model across the U.S.

By Bronwyn Rayfield | August 17, 2021

ApexRMS is helping to create a climate-driven, property-specific wildfire risk model for the U.S. The initiative is being led by First Street Foundation, a non-profit research and technology group, to give property owners…

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Forecasting cumulative effects using ST-Sim

By Leonardo Frid | June 17, 2021

A new article published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution describes the development of a landscape simulation model to forecast the cumulative effects…

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Vegetation dynamics models: a comprehensive set for natural resource assessment and planning in the United States

By Leonardo Frid | May 4, 2021

A new article published in the journal Ecosphere describes the development of a national set of vegetation dynamics models for the United States. These state-and-transition…

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New self-directed course for ST-Sim

By Leonardo Frid | April 13, 2021

We have just released a new version of our popular course covering state-and-transition simulation modeling of landscape dynamics using ST-Sim. This two-day self-directed online course…

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Roadmap to a dynamic ecosystem assessment system for Australia

By Leonardo Frid | March 5, 2021

ApexRMS was recently invited to participate in the virtual symposium “Developing a dynamic ecosystem assessment system for Australia”, February 1-5, 2021. Hosted by CSIRO, Australia’s national science research agency, the symposium brought…

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Major scalability improvements to SyncroSim and ST-Sim

By Leonardo Frid | January 27, 2021

Over the last few months, SyncroSim and ST-Sim releases have included major scalability improvements allowing for simulations to run faster for larger and more complex…

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Linking models of fire behavior and landscape change to support forecasts of invasive species in southwestern U.S.

By Leonardo Frid | December 28, 2020

New research published in Scientific Reports used the ST-Sim model of landscape change, in combination with the FARSITE fire behavior model, to evaluate critical uncertainties…

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ApexRMS welcomes four new members to our Team

By Leonardo Frid | October 27, 2020

We are very excited to welcome four new members to our team of scientists and software developers: Caroline Tucker is a Quantitative Ecologist and was…

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Forecasting future water demand for the California Central Coast

By Leonardo Frid | September 22, 2020

A recent study in the journal Land published by scientists at the US Geological Survey and the University of California, Santa Cruz used ST-Sim to forecast…

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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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Approach for simulating continuous state variables in ST-Sim published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution

By Leonardo Frid | February 5, 2018

In December 2017, Colin Daniel and others published a study in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution describing a new approach for integrating continuous…

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New paper using ST-Sim to project future scenarios of land change for the state of California

By Leonardo Frid | January 6, 2018

Benjamin Sleeter and others at the U.S. Geological Survey and the State of California have recently completed a study published in Earths Future. This research…

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