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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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Short term COVID-19 Modeling Post Doc/Grad position

By Leonardo Frid | August 27, 2020

The BC COVID-19 team of modelers is looking for a post-doctoral fellow or senior graduate student to conduct modeling work related to forecasting and scenario building. The…

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ST-Sim Training & User Group Meeting, November 28-30, 2017

By Leonardo Frid | August 30, 2017

Early registration is now open for the ST-Sim Training & User Group Meeting. This meeting brings together current and future users of ST-Sim in order to learn more about the software…

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Bronwyn Rayfield coauthors publication in Science on network modularity

By Leonardo Frid | August 7, 2017

ApexRMS associate, Dr. Bronwyn Rayfield, recently coauthored a paper in Science on the effect of modularity on the ability of a network to withstand perturbations. …

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New publication: Incorporating uncertainty into forest management planning

By Leonardo Frid | July 12, 2017

A newly published article in Forest Ecology and Management by Colin Daniel and others demonstrates the use of ST-Sim as a tool to incorporate uncertainty…

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Projecting the future range of variability in rangelands

By Leonardo Frid | May 7, 2017

ApexRMS recently presented a webinar in collaboration with Dr. Matt Reeves and Dr. Paulette Ford at the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station.  The webinar demonstrates…

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ST-Sim used to project changes in tsunami hazard exposure in the US Pacific Northwest

By Leonardo Frid | March 9, 2017

A recent USGS led publication in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction used ST-Sim to project land use change and associated population growth in…

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Recent publication of ST-Sim case study in Carbon Balance and Management

By Leonardo Frid | February 9, 2017

A recent publication in the journal Carbon Balance and Management, entitled A carbon balance model for the great dismal swamp ecosystem, uses ST-Sim to assess…

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Interview with Dr Jen Costanza about her research using ST-Sim and LANDFIRE products

By Leonardo Frid | January 16, 2017

LANDFIRE recently conducted an interview with landscape ecologist, Jen Costanza, a professor at North Carolina State University.  Jen has been using ST-Sim in combination with…

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Video tutorials on running spatially explicit models in ST-Sim

By Leonardo Frid | December 20, 2016

We have recently released three new video tutorials on developing spatially explicit state-and-transition simulation models (STSMs) using ST-Sim. These tutorials are based on a simple…

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ST-Sim based study of California land use and water demand featured in Water Deeply

By Leonardo Frid | October 24, 2016

Water Deeply recently featured an article on a USGS and Nature Conservancy study using ST-Sim to account for potential land use impacts on water demand in California.  In…

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ST-Sim used to evaluate bioenergy production effects on wildlife habitat

By Leonardo Frid | August 12, 2016

Two new papers in GCB Bioenergy explore the impacts of bioenergy driven land use change on wildlife habitat in North Carolina using ST-Sim. Costanza et al. 2016…

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