Land Resources & Environmental Sciences Seminar Series
- Monday, March 23, 2015 from 1:10pm to 2:00pm
- Leon Johnson Hall - view map
Dr. Michael Dietze of Boston University will present "The PEcAn Project: A community platform for ecological synthesis and forecasting" as part of the LRES Seminar Series in 346 Leon Johnson Hall.
Models play a critical role in synthesizing our understanding of ecosystems and making forward projections into novel conditions. Increasingly, models are being used as a scaffold for data-driven synthesis and are central to ecological forecasting. However, models remain inaccessible to most ecologists. Furthermore, model development has long been an academic cottage industry, which has lead to massive redundancies and minimal reproducibility. As a result, the pace of model improvement has been glacial and there exists a cultural disconnect between field and computational ecologists. I will present an alternative path forward for how all ecologists can be more engaged in model-data synthesis and ecological forecasting.
- Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences