New Publication: Improving approaches for scientists and stakeholders to co-design environmental scenarios

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Planning for the future involves surmounting uncertainty to anticipate the unknown. An increasingly popular approach for developing future plans while managing uncertainty is scenario development, whereby several consistent and coherent storylines are developed to reflect different hypotheses about how the future might unfold. In a new paper published online in the journal Ecology and Society by Marissa McBride of Harvard

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New Publication “Forest loss in New England: A projection of recent trends”

A new paper published online by Jonathan Thompson and collaborators in the journal Plos One estimates forest loss in New England from 2010 to 2060. Abstract New England has lost more than 350,000 ha of forest cover since 1985, marking a reversal of a two-hundred-year trend of forest expansion. We a cellular land-cover change model to project a continuation of

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RCN Webinar 2 – November 2 at 2pm

S3 RCN Presents New England Landscapes Futures Webinar #2 MAPPING THE FUTURE SCENARIOS Thursday November 2, 2017 from 2 to 3pm EDT Presentation by Joshua Plisinski and Jonathan Thompson (Harvard Forest, Harvard University) Jonathan Thompson leads the research and mapping team for the New England Landscapes Futures project, and Joshua Plisinski created the maps of future land use. Tune in

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Job Opening: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecology & Coupled Human and Natural Systems at Harvard Forest

Seeking: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecology & Coupled Human and Natural Systems at Harvard Forest In Brief: Seeking an exceptional post-doc to advance the Harvard Forest’s Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program and a Coupled Natural and Human systems (CNH) project, both focused on socio-ecological impacts of forest insects, land use, and climate change impacts on New England forests. This

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Final New England Landscape Scenarios

The S3 RCN team is pleased to share the final New England future landscape narrative scenarios that emerged from the six New England stakeholder workshops.  The computer modeling team led by Jonathan Thompson at Harvard Forest is now analyzing the effects of each scenario on development, agriculture, timber harvest, and conservation from 2010 to 2060. Thank you to the New England

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S3 RCN Workshop III Report now available

A report summarizing our recent S3 RCN Workshop III: Moving Ecosystem Service Models to Human Benefits is now available to download:  S3 RCN Workshop Report – Final Notable highlights include: Copies of the slides from each of the workshop presentations, including keynotes from Steve Polasky and Elena Bennett. Notes and ideas coming out of each of the group discussion sessions. Summaries of the three working-group project proposals

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