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Visualizing Forest Change

posted Mar 22, 2012, 7:21 AM by Robert Scheller   [ updated Apr 5, 2012, 7:24 AM ]
Our collaborators at US Forest Service provided this powerful tool for visualizing forest change:  http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/futures/dashboard/historical.html

This tool speaks to the need for better tools for visualizing our research.  If the average person or legislator or forest manager can't intuitively grasp our results, they are typically lost in peer-reviewed literature that is read by few (our immediate peers).  The approach above could be adapted to show future forest change.  Similar tools also needed for 'decision theaters' that would allow groups to explore data together.

- Robert Scheller
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