Upcoming symposium at IALE

posted Feb 5, 2018, 3:12 PM by Melissa Lucash

Please attend our symposium at International Association for Landscape Ecology in Chicago Illinois from April 8-12, 2018

Visualizing Ecosystem Futures – Live!

Chris Caldwell and Dennis Vickers: Presenting the Menominee Model of Sustainable Development in the Classroom
Melissa Lucash and Robert Scheller: Visualizing spatial resilience under climate change.
Erica Smithwick: Interactive videos enhance learning about socio-ecological systems
Alex Klippel: Immersive Experiences for Grounding Environmental Decision Making

Upcoming SRPoiSE Presentation by Dr. Casey Helgeson

posted Feb 5, 2018, 3:07 PM by Melissa Lucash   [ updated Feb 5, 2018, 3:16 PM ]

Illuminating Stakeholder Values through Immersive Visualization of Policy Outcomes

Casey will give a talk at the 4th conference of the Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE) in Atlanta, Georgia on June 4-6

Conference website:

New Virtual Reality Video

posted Feb 1, 2018, 1:54 PM by Melissa Lucash

Linking traditional knowledge with spatial modeling and virtual reality, talk by Dr. Lucash

posted Nov 16, 2017, 7:20 PM by Melissa Lucash   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 7:22 PM ]

Dr. Lucash gave a seminar in her department on her work on this project.  Watch it here:

Update on LANDIS-II modeling

posted Nov 7, 2017, 11:06 AM by Melissa Lucash

Dr. Lucash has finished parameterizing LANDIS for VIFF and Drs. Scheller and Lucash have completed all the model development needed for this new extension of NECN that will be released soon.  Lots of progress over the past few months!

Outreach in local Portland school

posted Oct 10, 2017, 9:54 AM by Melissa Lucash

Today, Dr. Lucash gave a talk to 5th graders in a local public elementary school about what it's like to be a professor.  

The kids thought the virtual reality video from our project was really cool.  Maybe a future scientist was listening???

New Connections at the Resilience Alliance Conference

posted Sep 15, 2017, 2:31 PM by Melissa Lucash   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 2:32 PM ]

We had several productive meetings in Stockholm and had a wonderful time talking with Ann-Marie Chischilly, director of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professions at Northern Arizona University, and Naomi Klein, PhD student at Frieberg University in Germany.  What a fun, productive and inspiring week!

Ann-Marie, Naomi, Klaus, Erica and Melissa (from left to right)

Resilience Alliance Conference in Stockholm

posted Aug 24, 2017, 6:41 AM by Melissa Lucash   [ updated Aug 24, 2017, 6:51 AM ]

Drs. Erica Smithwick, Klaus Keller, Alex Klippel, and Melissa Lucash presented at the Resilience Alliance Conference in Stockholm, Sweden in Aug 2017. 
Our session addressed the following questions:

(1) how does the scope and scale of indigenous perspectives of sustainability, and planning approaches toward sustainable systems, enhance collective knowledge about socio-ecological systems and sustainability?
(2) how can novel approaches in quantitative and qualitative sciences (e.g., values, visualization, cognition, livelihood practices, and robust decision making) deepen the intersections among knowledge systems?

LANDIS-II Simulations

posted Jul 6, 2017, 12:16 PM by Melissa Lucash

I'm gathering all the inputs I need to simulate the current and future species composition in our landscape and I hope to be done by the end of Aug.  Calibration follows with preliminary results this Sept!

Our new logo

posted Jun 19, 2017, 8:58 PM by Melissa Lucash

We love our new logo created by 99designs:

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