Natural Resources Modeling
Listed below are a few sample natural resources modeling projects completed by or in collaboration with our staff.
- Predicted Potential Natural Vegetation using a Classification and Regresstion Tree approach to predict climax vegetation for current agricultural areas followed by spatial simulations with VDDT / TELSA to quantify potential ecosites and age classes and ranges of variation. Completed for Environment Canada's National Agri-Environmental Standards Initiative (NAESI) project. More ...
- Developed and applied a suite of landscape analytical algorithms and methods to quantify landscape pattern and wildlife habitat values for current and projected landscapes for Environment Canada's National Agri-Environmental Standards Initiative (NAESI) More ...
- Predicted future old-growth potential through stochastic simulation with the Boreal Forest Landscape Dynamics Simulator (BFOLDS) for large regions of Boreal Ontario.
- Assessed spatial feasibility of intensive forest management for over 8 million ha including construction of spatial constraints on forestry, modeling impact on existing forest resources and various IFM potential scenarios.
- Modeled regional net primary productivity estimates using AVHRR/NDVI data for Ontario's forest management planning.
- Quantified landscape pattern index sensitivity to support interpretation of indices for Ontario's forest management planning.
- Quantified existing eco-regionalization systems of Ontario and Alberta as a basis for their continued use by policymakers and managers and the development of a new system (Hierarchical Eco-regional Framework).