Envisioning Future Landscapes

May 8th, 2011  |  Published in Digital Landscapes

By Leilani Rapaport

Measuring global processes like climate change or forest fire impacts to public lands can be difficult, if not impossible, for scientists working solely on the ground. So when studying changes that have the potential to alter an entire region, researchers turn to digital tools that help provide a big picture sense for how a landscape might evolve. The Integrated Landscape Assessment Project explores landscape change over time and produces projections that can help land managers make decisions that are good for both human and ecological communities.

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