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Geospatial Forum with Dr. Michael Dietze

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February 6, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Dr. Michael Dietze
Associate Professor in Boston University’s Department of Earth and Environment; hosted by Dr. Ross Meentemeyer and Dr. Chris Jones

Presentation Title
Forecasting Ecology in a Changing World


Is nature predictable? If so, how can we better manage and conserve ecosystems? Iterative ecological forecasting is an emerging interdisciplinary research area that aims to improve researchers’ ability to predict ecological processes on near-term timescales that can be validated and updated. In this forum, Dietze will discuss the challenges and opportunities in iterative ecological forecasting, present a framework to understand the predictability of ecological processes, and highlight ongoing efforts to build an ecological forecasting community of practice. He will draw on examples from a wide range of ecological processes, including: vegetation phenology, land-surface fluxes, tick-borne disease, freshwater resources, and the soil microbiome.



February 6, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Jordan Hall 5103
2800 Faucette Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

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