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Virtual SyncroSim and ST-Sim Workshop at Hybrid NACCB 2022

By Katie Birchard | March 30, 2022

The 2022 North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) will be a hybrid conference with opportunities to participate in-person in Reno, NV, and virtually. ApexRMS…

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New approach to model forest carbon and natural climate solutions across the U.S.

By Leonardo Frid | February 22, 2022

A new modeling approach published in the journal Carbon Balance and Management provides national-scale, spatially-explicit estimates of carbon stocks and fluxes within forest ecosystems under…

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The new pysyncrosim package for Python is now available

By Katie Birchard | January 19, 2022

ApexRMS is pleased to announce the release today of a new open-source Python package, called pysyncrosim, providing a direct interface to the SyncroSim modeling framework…

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Connecting agent-based and state-and-transition simulation models

By Leonardo Frid | December 7, 2021

A new article by Brian Miller (USGS) and Leonardo Frid (ApexRMS) published in the journal Landscape Ecology describes the development of a new approach to…

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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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Maintaining habitat connectivity under scenarios of climate and landuse change

By Leonardo Frid | November 30, 2019

ApexRMS is collaborating with the Quebec Government and Andrew Gonzalez from McGill University to assess forest habitat connectivity within the St. Lawrence Lowlands under scenarios of…

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NSERC ResNet: A network for monitoring, modeling, and managing Canada’s ecosystem services for sustainability and resilience

By Bronwyn Rayfield | September 20, 2019

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has announced funding for an exciting new project led by Elena Bennett at McGill University…

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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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