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LANDIS-II Workshop Attracts International Researchers

Thursday, April 24, 2014
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LANDIS-II training

This month, Harvard Forest hosted a three-day training workshop for landscape ecologists interested in learning how to use the LANDIS-II forest simulation model. Attendees traveled to Petersham from the University of Vermont, University of Maine, University of Montreal, University of Quebec, and Bournemouth University (UK). The class was taught by Harvard Forest senior ecologist Jonathan Thompson and post-doctoral fellow Matthew Duveneck, as well as professor Melissa Lucash from Portland State University.

LANDIS-II helps ecologists simulate and understand processes across large landscapes, including forest succession, disturbance (including fire, wind, harvest, insects), and climate change. It was a primary model used in the recent Harvard Forest/Smithsonian report, Changes to the Land.

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