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FUTURES, or FUTure Urban-Regional Environment Simulation, is an open source urban growth model designed to address the regional-scale ecological and environmental impacts of urbanization. It is one of the few land change models developed to explicitly capture the spatial structure of development.
The LANDIS-II model simulates landscape change as a function of disturbance (e.g., fire, wind, insects), forest management, land use change, and succession. Climate change effects are integrated throughout the model. The model is highly customizable with dozens of libraries ('extensions') to choose from.
Infectious disease model
This infectious disease forecasting system helps predict the spread of invasive plant pathogens across large landscapes. It will also help predict the spread of insect pests. Stakeholders will use these models in serious games to support collaborative decision-making for management action.
Join our user/developer communities
All of the landscape forecasting models at the Center for Geospatial Analytics are open source and continue to expand and improve. We invite you engage with our user/developer communities and help us learn from each other.
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The LANDIS-II community is very active with hundreds of users and developers worldwide. We welcome anyone to join the LANDIS-II community and to contribute. All model components are free and open-source. There are active bulletin boards for Users and Developers. And there are meetings and trainings held every year in various locations across the US and Canada. Please visit www.landis-ii.org for further information.
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Upcoming Trainings and Meetings
2018 LANDIS Conference and Training
The 2018 LANDIS Conference and Training will take place June 27-29 in Madison, Wisconsin. Training will take place on June 27 and 28 and includes two full days of hands-on training and a training guidebook. The conference on June 29 will include presentations on recent updates and future plans for the LANDIS model. There will also be break-out groups to discuss and plan for specific needs. These discussions are critical for determining the near term investments collectively made in the LANDIS framework.
New Extension to Landis-II published
A new study by Francesco Tonini and colleagues presents the Base Epidemiological Disturbance Agent (EDA) extension, which allows users of the LANDIS‐II forest landscape simulation model to simulate forest pathogen spread and host mortality within a spatially explicit forest simulation.