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Weston Roundtable - Forecasting Outcomes of Ecological Restoration at Landscape Scales

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Thursday, March 22
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Trevor Caughlin , Professor, Department of Biological Science, Boise State University

1163 Mechanical Engineering



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Erin Smith

Ecological restoration is increasingly central to environmental policy, including ambitious plans to restore ecosystem function to millions of hectares of degraded land. However, restoration is often expensive and unpredictable. Spatial models capable of forecasting restoration outcomes over large ares and long time periods could improve strategic planning toward restoration goals. Using examples from a range of ecosystems, including tropical forest, longleaf pine savanna, and sagebrush steppe, our speaker will illustrate a modeling framework to integrate field and remotely sensed data and to scale up restoration from sites to landscapes.