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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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New publication explaining the approach used in our ST-Sim software for forecasting landscape change

By Leonardo Frid | July 12, 2016

A description of the state-and-transition simulation model (STSM) methodology used in ST-Sim has just been published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.  The…

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Check out the new website for the Land Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator

By Leonardo Frid | June 10, 2016

The USGS Land Use and Climate Change Team has recently created a new website that describes the Land Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator (LUCAS). ST-Sim is…

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View the online tutorial video on getting started with ST-Sim

By Leonardo Frid | May 27, 2016

Accompanying the release of ST-Sim version 3.0, we have just released a getting started tutorial video. The tutorial guides you through creating, running and viewing…

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ST-Sim Version 3.0 now available for free download

By Leonardo Frid | May 18, 2016

Version 3.0 of ST-Sim, a spatially-explicit State-and-Transition Simulation Model framework, is now available for free download. This version adds a number of important features including: support…

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New publication using ST-Sim considers the impacts of land use on future water demand in California

By Leonardo Frid | May 18, 2016

Authors from the USGS and The Nature Conservancy have recently published an article in Environmental Research Letters that considers the impact of projected land use change on future…

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Book Chapter on Applying State-and-Transition Simulation Models to Exotic Brome-Grasses in the Western US

By Leonardo Frid | February 18, 2016

A recently published book by Gerimino and others includes an informative chapter by Louis Provencher, Leonardo Frid, Christina Czembor and Jeffrey Morisette on applying state-and-transition…

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Webinar: State-Transition Simulation Modelling For Quantifying Rangeland Composition, Structure and Fuelbed Components

By Leonardo Frid | October 27, 2015

This webinar, presented to the Joint Fire Science Program by Dr. Matt Reeves (Rocky Mountain Research Station) and Leonardo Frid (ApexRMS), demonstrates how conceptual state-and-transition…

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Early Registration for the Introductory Course on State-and-Transition Simulation Modelling with ST-Sim Closes November 1st

By Leonardo Frid | October 26, 2015

The early registration deadline for the Introduction to State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling of Landscape Dynamics is November 1st. This two-day course will be held in downtown…

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Webinar: Using State-and-Transition Simulation Models to Guide Sustainable Management of Ecosystems

By Leonardo Frid | May 28, 2015

The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center has published a webinar of three case study applications of State-and-Transition Simulation Models to guide sustainable management…

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Using State-and-Transition Simulation Models to Guide Sustainable Management of Ecosystems: Three Case Studies from across the US

By Leonardo Frid | May 28, 2015

The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center has published a webinar of three case study applications of State-and-Transition Simulation Models to guide sustainable management of…

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