USGS Cooperative Agreement Supports Development of Integrated Land Cover Change Models

Mike Wimberly was awarded a grant from the United States Geological Survey to support the development of a land cover change model that integrates human-driven land use change with natural vegetation dynamics. The new model will combine elements of two models: the LADS model developed by Mike Wimberly, and the FORE-SCE model developed by Terry Sohl, a research scientist at USGS EROS who is a key partner in this project. The work will produce a novel landscape modeling tool that can be applied to address questions about how natural processes and human land use will interact under future scenarios of change.