Three S3 RCN Scientists present research at the 9th IALE World Congress in Portland, Oregon USA

Scientists affiliated with the S3 RCN recently presented research related to land-use trends and forest landscape models at the 9th International Association of Landscape Ecology World Congress in Portland, Oregon.  The conference, titled, “Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges,” was held July 5-10 and brought together nearly 1,000 leaders in landscape ecology from around the globe dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural resources.

S3 RCN Collaborator Matthew Duveneck presented work on landscape trends in harvest, development, and climate change in the Northeast.  Jonathan Thompson, the S3 RCN Science Coordinator and a Steering Committee Member presented a module for the LANDIS II forest landscape model for integrating land use and other disturbances.  S3 RCN Steering Committee member Spencer Meyer presented an analysis of patterns of landscape conservation in New England.

As part of the New England Landscape Futures project land-use trends from these analyses will be simulated into the year 2065 and impacts to ecosystem services of interest will be quantified and compared against stakeholder developed alternative future scenarios for the New England landscape.

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