Training Courses: September 16, 2014
Two optional training courses will be offered on the first day of the conference:
Option 1: Introduction to landscape state-and-transition simulation modeling. This course is designed for those that are new to state-and-transition simulation modeling tools. The course covers state-and-transition modeling concepts, how to create simple models of landscape vegetation change using the ST-Sim software, and how to run those models and interpret the results.
Option 2: Advanced concepts in landscape state-and-transition simulation modeling. This course is designed for those that have previous experience with state-and-transition simulation models (including VDDT, TELSA, Path or ST-Sim), and would like to learn how to take advantage of the advanced features provided in ST-Sim. The course will focus on some of the new advanced features of ST-Sim, including both spatially-explicit raster capabilities and the new stock-flow module (for tracking costs and carbon).
The two sessions will run concurrently from 08:30 to 16:30 and will include lunch, breaks, a training manual and sample data sets.
Presentations: September 17-18, 2014
• Keynote address by Dr. Tom Loveland. Dr. Loveland is one of USGS's leading thinkers on remote sensing and land change science. Tom led the Landsat 8 Science Team, is co-director of the Geographic Information Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University, and has published numerous scientific papers. He is involved in virtually all aspects of USGS science at the EROS center, including carbon research, LANDFIRE, Landsat science, land cover mapping, and LULC modeling.
|Wednesday September 17th|
|8:45||Keynote Address by Dr. Tom Loveland, U.S. Geological Survey|
|9:30||Colin Daniel, University of Toronto and Apex Resource Management Solutions Ltd.|
|10:00||Jennifer Costanza, North Carolina State University|
|11:00||Benjamin Sleeter, U.S. Geological Survey
Development of a state-and-transition simulation model to simulate the impacts of land-use and vegetation change on ecosystem carbon dynamics: A methodological approach for national resource assessment
|11:30||Eric Sundquist, U.S. Geological Survey|
|13:00||Kori Blankenship, The Nature Conservancy|
|13:30||Priya Shahani, USDA Forest Service|
|14:00||Tamara Wilson, U.S. Geological Survey|
|15:00||Amanda Swearingen, University of Wisconsin- Madison|
|15:30||Gillian Donald, Donald Functional & Applied Ecology Inc. and Fort McMurray Métis Local 1935|
|16:00||Jason Sherba, U.S. Geological Survey|
|16:30||Poster Session Until 18:00|
|19:00||Social evening of food and drink at The Mainline (shuttle available from the hotel)|
|Thursday, September 18th|
|8:30||Brian Miller, Colorado State University|
|9:00||Megan Creutzburg, Portland State University|
|9:30||Louis Provencher, The Nature Conservancy of Nevada|
|10:00||Jeff Campbell, Spatial Solutions Inc.|
|11:00||Ann Lynch, USDA Forest Service|
|11:30||Rachel Sleeter, U.S. Geological Survey|
|13:00||Leonardo Frid, Apex Resource Management Solutions Ltd.|
|13:30||Catherine Jarnevich, U.S. Geological Survey|
|14:30||Jim Smith, The Nature Conservancy, Colin Daniel, University of Toronto and Apex Resource Management Solutions Ltd., and Jeff Morisette, DOI North Central Climate Science Center
Presentation and discussion on the future of state-and-transition simulation modeling tools