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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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  • Outreach in local Portland school 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 ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2017, 9:54 AM by Melissa Lucash
  • New Connections at the Resilience Alliance Conference 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 ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2017, 2:32 PM by Melissa Lucash
  • Resilience Alliance Conference in Stockholm Drs. Erica Smithwick, Klaus Keller, Alex Klippel, and Melissa Lucash presented at the Resilience Alliance Conference in Stockholm, Sweden in Aug 2017. coms.events/resilience2017/data/sessions/en/session_27 ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2017, 6:51 AM by Melissa Lucash
  • LANDIS-II Simulations 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 ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2017, 12:16 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


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