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State-and-transition simulation modeling of landscape dynamics using ST-Sim

March 19 - March 20


This two-day course provides a foundation for developing and running state-and-transition simulation models of landscape change using the free ST-Sim software. The course covers state-and-transition simulation modeling concepts, how to use ST-Sim to create models of landscape change and terrestrial carbon dynamics, and how to run the models and interpret the results. Examples of state-and-transition simulation models in a range of ecosystems will be presented, including models of both vegetation dynamics and land use/land cover change.

Audience: Scientists, managers and analysts from any and all land management agencies, including new and undecided users of ST-Sim.

Course Prerequisites: Participants will be responsible for completing approximately 6 hours of assigned homework material on how to use the ST-Sim software prior to the course.

Location: Course will be delivered live online to all participants using GotoMeeting. Course will be highly interactive – including exercises, questions, answers and desktop sharing – so a microphone and webcam are highly recommended.

Dates: March 19 and 20, 2019. Each day will run from 10 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, with mid-session breaks. All live sessions will be recorded so that participants can replay any portions they might miss at a later time.

Cost: Individual: US$375 (early registration to Feb 19); US$450 (regular registration Feb 19-March 8)
Students and postdocs are eligible for a 50% discount off regular registration, subject to availability


March 19
March 20