VIsualizing Forest Futures (VIFF)
How biodiversity and human values shape decision making under climate change

Sustainable forest management under climate change requires a new approach that links human values, projections, and visualization to decision-making under uncertainty.  

We plan to link traditional knowledge (TK) with cutting-edge modeling and visualization techniques– including immersive virtual reality (iVR) experiences- to better understand human values and forests and to explore how forest management decisions can be made more robust under deep uncertainty. 

                Example of ‘goggle-view’ of iVR images under baseline climate [left] and climate change [right]

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  • Check out our VLOGS from last summer, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPJ4NwzuyCGEDxrysyr0ylN3ta-xroEiD
    Posted Jul 21, 2020, 6:10 PM by Melissa Lucash
  • Check out our Vlogs from our REU students in summer, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPJ4NwzuyCGHHjbIfRyotq6WSSbQgO0Tv
    Posted Jul 21, 2020, 5:57 PM by Melissa Lucash
  • New Virtual Reality Video for IEEE in Osaka, Japan Check out our new virtual reality video, which will be exhibited at IEEE VR 2019 in Osaka, Japan.https://vimeo.com/320844373
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 2:13 PM by Melissa Lucash
  • ViFF features prominently in Orion Magazine https://orionmagazine.org/article/the-peoples-forest/
    Posted Jan 9, 2019, 2:58 PM by Melissa Lucash
  • College of Menominee Nation REU students are busy this summer of 2018! We have three terrific REU students on our project spending the summer at the Sustainability Development Institute at the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI.  They are learning a ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2018, 3:17 PM by Melissa Lucash
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This work was generously funded by the National Science Foundation for five years from August 2016 to July 2021.

Check out the NSF website to see our abstract: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1617396