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Applications of Scenario-Based Ecoforecasting

USGS Fort Collins Science Center
Fort Collins, CO
Date Range: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

As climates shift and change, ecosystems respond in different ways. Assessing the ecological impacts of a changing climate is crucial for natural resource management decision-making. NASA Earth observations can be used to help make these decisions. This five day, in-person training will focus on conducting scenario planning, species distribution modeling, and state-and-transition simulation modeling. The training is being held in partnership with USGS.

Course Objective: 

By the end of the training, attendees will be able to:

  • Access and apply NASA Earth science and climate data to ecological response modeling
  • Conduct scenario planning
  • Design and conduct species distribution modeling using VisTrails and the Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling (SAHM)
  • Design and implement state-and-transition simulation models using the ST-Sim software platform
  • Apply training themes to other regions of interest
Course Format: 

This is a five day, in-person training.



This course is intended for spatial analysts with strong technical GIS skills who work with land managers to evaluate how a better understanding of climate patterns can inform management actions.

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