Powell Center 2016 Seminar: PREDICTING NATURE TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL
Predicting Nature to improve environmental management: How close are we and how do we get there?
When: Monday, October 21st, 1 pm ET
Where: Online at zoom.us/j/663855534
USGS Building, Reston, VA - Room 2A405
Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO - Building 810, Room 2500
By: Melissa Kenney—University of Minnesota
Near-term iterative ecological forecasting an emerging win-win for accelerating ecological research while making our science more directly relevant to society. However, ecological forecasting efforts span a wide range of subdisciplines that are often unaware of each other. In 2018 we launched the Ecological Forecasting Initiative (EFI), an international grassroots consortium aimed at developing an iterative forecasting community of practice. Our mission is to solve the challenge of predicting nature. In this talk, I briefly discuss EFI’s six cross-cutting themes (theory and synthesis, education, cyberinfrastructure, methods, knowledge transfer, and decision science) and how we are working to bring the community together. Particular examples from a decision science perspective will be highlighted.
Powell Center Working Group: Operationalizing Ecological Forecasts